Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Rolling Down the River - Part 1 - Section 4: Lakes and Rivers Blue Print


Students are working with a lot of new concepts and terms in this lesson. I approach the concept development from a couple of different angles to help students create a schema for a river system.

Students match terms, images and definitions and then map a river system while I reinforce the vocabulary again. Through visual (image and term matching) and spatial learning (mapping a river), students begin to organize the terms associated with a river.

In the next lesson students are encouraged to become 'experts' for one section of the river, to help them integrate the learning that was begun in 'Rolling Down the River - Part 1'. In part 1, the students are making blue prints, their individual maps, which they will refer to when creating their section of the class river map.


  Why Individual River Maps
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Why Individual River Maps
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Rolling Down the River - Part 1

Unit 4: Unit 4 - Surface Water and Landform Interactions
Lesson 4 of 18

Objective: SWBAT identify and define parts of a river and associated landforms.

Big Idea: Students apply their webquest research to define river and landform vocabulary to prepare for a river map they will make in the next lesson.

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Science, erosion, landforms, water cycle, water
  90 minutes
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