Creating Land Form
Travel Brochures

 

Introduction:
Congratulations! Your fourth grade teacher volunteered her fabulous class of fourth graders (that's ALL of you) to create colorful, creative and factual land form travel brochures. The travel industry is in desperate need of these brochures because land form tourism has been down. Are you ready? The American Bureau of Tourism thanks you for your contribution and eagerly awaits your brochure design.

Procedure:
First: You will be selecting a land form from the following list:

canyon

geyser

mesa

desert

delta

glacier

mountain

valley

waterfall
caves
hills

island/archipelagoes
lakes

plain
oceans

volcano
fjord
peninsulas


Second: You will use the land form notetaking form to gather information using the books and materials in media class and in the NEAT Center using the web sites listed below. The notes you take will be helpful as you create a brochure that makes people interested in visiting the land form you chose.

Third: In the NEAT Center, Mrs. Modena will show you how to use Appleworks to create a landform trifold brochure. Click here to see the requirements for the brochure's OUTside.nnn Click here to see the requirements for the brochure's INside.

Fourth:
Take a look at the Student Work Feedback Form (Rubrics), to refresh your memory of student work expectations.

Web Resources:
(Also see the General Resources section below.)
canyon

mesa
(Also see Land form glossary link below)

Creating Flat- Topped Mountains

Narrow & Deep—Mountain Canyons

Canyon Definition

Canyon

More Canyon Definitions

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Online Tour
Yellowstone National Park

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
about.com

Mesa definitions

Mesa

Mesa Definition

Mesa in Sedimentary Rocks
Picture and information
About.com, Inc.

The Grand Canyon Explorer
InfoMagic

Grand Canyon

Land and Water Features

Mesa in Volcanic Rocks
Lava flows in Idaho gave rise to this mesa along the Snake River.
Picture and information
About.com, Inc.

Grand Canyon Geology
www.edu-source.com

 

The Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley - Mint Canyon Formation

How Was the Grand Canyon Formed?

 

Geology of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon
Scholastic

Canadian Rockies Canyons

The Grand Canyon Explorer
infoMCI

 

Some Famous Canyons

Mexico's Copper Canyon


Mountain Canyons
mountainnature.com

Grand Canyon Geology
www.edu-source.com

Famous Canyons

Gorges, Canyons and Forests

Canyon Erosion Control

Grand Canyon Photo Gallery

Southwest Colorado Mesas

 

Mesa Verde

 

 

Mesa Verde

 

 

Mesa Verde

 

 

Mesa Verde

 

Archaeology in Mesa Verde Country

 

 

Mesa Verde National Park

 

Cave

Cave

Caves and animals

cave

Famous Caves

delta
(Also see Land form glossary link below)

Definition of River Delta

River Delta

delta
Britannica Encyclopedia

delta
Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2002

River Delta

Land and Water Features

River Deltas

Colorado River Delta

Nile River Delta

Red River Delta

Mississippi River Delta

 

desert

Deserts

Deserts

Deserts

The Desert Environment
Provides information about the desert, pictures, and additional links.

 

Land and Water Features

Desert Links
Take a virtual desert field trip on this site.

Desert Biome

Top 10 Deserts of the World

Hot Deserts of the World

World Deserts

Deserts of the World

Principal Deserts of the World

Desert Web Links

Desert Field Trip
Students will be introduced to deserts in a number of environments, including Africa, North and South America, and Australia. They will learn some basic principles about deserts. and they'll be taken to various Web sites where they can research various types of information about deserts. Click on "Start the Field Trip" on the RIGHT side of the page to begin.


Surprises of the Desert
An Internet field trip sponsored by Scholastic that includes information, pictures, and additional links.

mountain
(Also see Land form glossary link below)

Mountain Definition

Mountain Definition

mountain
geocities.com

Mountain Formation

Mountain Formation

The Mountains Come Down—Breaking Down the Rocks-Erosion

 

Rainfall controls cascade mountains’ erosion and bedrock uplift patters

Land and Water Features

Mountain Ranges

When Continents Collide

Monstrous Mountain
by Ian, Matt and Stephen

Facts About Mt. Everest
Scholastic

World Famous Mountains
Scholastic

List of Mountain Ranges

Mountains in the Canadian Rockies

 

Mountain Hotlist
Sponsored by Yahooligans

 

Mt. Everest
See additional links at the bottom of this page.


The Himalayan Mountain Range


Himalayas Impact Global Climate
Pitara.com

 

 

Mountains
(Scroll down the page)

 

mountain
Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2002

Mt. Everest
The purpose of "Everest-Crown of the World" is to explain and excite students about one of the most challenging places on earth. This site explores and retells the exciting information available about the highest mountain in the world. Hand drawn maps show the climbing route.
A Thinkquest junior entry

Hills

hill definition

hill definition

hill defined

What's the difference between a hill and mountain?

List of Famous Hills

Famous Hills

Famous Hills

fjord

fjord

fjord

fjord facts

fjord definitions

Sogne Fjord in Norway

Trondheim Fjord
The links have great pictures

Norwegian Fjords

Two Norwegians Fjords

Hardanger Fjord

Waterfall

Waterfalls

Waterfall

Waterfall Definitions

Waterfalls from Around the World

Waterfalls of the World

Waterfalls Around the World

Waterfalls in Hawaii

Waterfalls of the World

Highest Waterfalls of the World

Waterfalls of the Pacic Northwest

 

Lakes

Lake

Lakes
Also see links on the left side of the page.

Lakes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lake Travel

The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes

How are the Great Lakes doing?

Peninsulas

Pensinula

penisnsula


Mornington Peninsula in Australia

 

Ocean

Ocean

Ocean
answers.com

Oceans of the World

Oceans of the world

The World Fact Book
Select an ocean to read more.

 

geyser

geyser definitions

geyser

geyser


plain
(Also see Land form glossary link below)

Plains

 

Plains

geyser
These beloved spouters are exemplified here by Castle Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park.
about.com

Catch a Geyser

 

Plains

 

Great Plains

Save the Geysers!
Article about geysers from About.com.

 

The Chenier Plain

The Old Faithful Area Geyser Online Tour
Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful Geyser


Old Faithful Geyser Web Cam

 

Great Plains

Great Plains

Great Plains

Norris Geyser Basin Online Tour
Yellowstone National Park

 

Story of the Great Plains

Hotlist of Geyser Links

World Geyser Links

List of Famous Plains

 

glacier

Glacier Definitions

Glaciers Defined

Types of Glaciers

Glacier Photos
American Geographical Society

How do glaciers affect the land?

Land and Water Features

Glacier Types

Glacier Knowledge Center

Famous Glaciers
(Scroll down a bit on the page.)

 

Satellite Image of Glaciers

 

valley
(Also see Land form glossary link below)

Valley Definition

Valley Definition and Famous Valleys List

Valleys

 

Silicon Valley

Death Valley National Park

Land and Water Features

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley

Connecticut River Valley
umass.edu

Valley Types

 

Mississippi River Valley

 

Glaciers and the Glacial Ages
This site answers important questions about glaciers.
Computing and Information Technology, University of Vermont.

volcano
(Also see Land form glossary link below)

volcano definition

Volcano Field Trip

Glacier

Volcanos Online
thinkquest.org

All About Glaciers
NSIDC Communications Group

Glaciers in the Rocky Mountain National Park


 

Volcano World

Rock Glacier
Rock glaciers like this one, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, are rarer than ice glaciers.
Picture and information
about.com

 

Volcano Lovers
University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents.

island/archipelagoes (small chain or group of islands)
(Also see Land form glossary link below)

volcano
Click on the Landform link located on the left side of the main page.

Land and Water Features

Volcanoes
Sponsored by U.S. Geological Survey

Island Definitions

 

island
Columbia Encyclopedia 2001

 

island

 

Natural History: Hawaiian Island Formation

 

Island Formation

 

Island Information
Hotlist of web sites

 

Norfolk Island Formation

Formation of the Hawaiian Islands
Ken Rubin


Islands of the World

Islands of the World

 

 

Australian Islands

World Islands

archipelago

archipelago

 

Volcanic Landforms

 

Land and Water Features

Volcanoes.com

Volcanoes!
Also see links on the left side of the page.

 

Magma, Lava, Lava Flows

Volcanoes

Current Volcanic Activity

Volcanoes of the United States

Volcanic Heights in the Western United States


VolcanoWorld Volcano Index

 

How Volcanoes Work
See links at bottom of page.

Types of Volcanoes
USGS

Hawaiian Volcanoes
USGS

volcano
enchantedlearning.com

Volcano World

Earth's Active Volcanoes

Active Volcanoes

Volcano World Virtual Field Trips

Hotlist of Volcano web sites

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Volcano Adventures!
Includes information about volcanoes and additional links.

Volcanos - Can we predict volcanic eruptions?
Learn how volcanic eruptions occur and if they can be forecasted. This site features pictures and animations. From the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection.
Volcanos
Sponsored by U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Live
www.volcanolive.com

Volcanic Land forms

Volcano Lovers
University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents.

Pictures and Clip Art

Web Shots

Yahoo Images

Alta Vista Images

DogPile Images

Clip Art

Landform clip Art
|from Classroom Clipart.com

 

Travel Images

More Travel Images

Pictures of Landforms and Geologic Features
Mountains, canyons, Old Faithful Geyser, and much more

Web Seek
At Columbia University A Content-Based Image and Video Search and Catalog Tool for the Web

Volcano Adventures!
Includes information about volcanoes and additional links.

 

General Resources

Landform Sites
AcademicKids.com


Answers.com

Definitions and explanations for
over one million topics.

DogPile

Yahooligans

KidsClick

 

WorldBook Online

InfoTrac

Columbia Encyclopedia Online

Land and Water Features

United States Geography

Land form Glossary
Features mesa, plain, canyon, volcano, strait, delta, mountain, valley, island and many more.
EnchantedLearning.com

 

Encyclopedia.com

 

Landforms and Definitions List
geocities.com

 

Types of Land
Features mountains, islands, deserts,and plains.
harcourtschool.com

Student Work Feedback

Is this assignment finished and complete?

Have all the directions been followed?

Have all the questions been answered?

3 Yes.

2 Yes, but..

No...1

I cited all my sources properly.

I put the facts in my own words on my notetaking sheets.

I followed the brochure format.

My brochure is neat, accurate and organized.

I cited some of my sources.

I put some of the facts in my own words, but paraphrased other facts.

I mostly followed the brochure format.

My brochure has one fact that is not accurate and one section that is not organized.

I did not cite my sources.

I did not use my own words .

I did not follow the brochure format.

My brochure has more than one fact that is not accurate and more than one section that is not organized.

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Additional Activities After Your Tasks Have Been Completed:

1. Go on the Yellowstone National Park Scavenger Hunt.
2. Read the Native American legend about geysers.
3. Take the "Natural Wonders of the World" online field trip.
4. Land form online activities
5. Ohio Landform jigsaw puzzle
6. Serpent Mound Jigsaw puzzle
7. Landform Puzzles
8.Satellite landforms

BrainPop Movies...
Ask Mrs. Modena for some headsets, so you can watch the following movies and take the quiz:
Earth's Structure
Plate Tectonics
Volcanoes
Deserts
Rivers
Mountains
Mountain Types
Weathering

Mrs. Modena will tell you the username and password.