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Wrapping up our Geography unit

What started off as this…


…turned into this!


Students used homemade salt dough (1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water, and food coloring) to create 3D maps/models of the 8 regions of the united states.  From west to east, they are: The Coastal Range, Basin and Range, Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, Interior Lowlands, Canadian Shield, Appalachian Highlands, and Coastal Plain.

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Creating the maps was a great way for kids to review the landforms and regions we learned about.

We also played a Jeopardy-style review game in class to help us get ready for our test!

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