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Show off your knowledge of geography! Draw your state, its neighbors and indicate notable landforms as if you were viewing them from the window of an airplane.
Provide each student with access to a map of the US or your local region.
Give each student a piece of construction paper and Crayola® Classic Crayons.
Ask the students to imagine that they are flying over their region. Ask them to draw their state and its neighboring states in different colors as if they are viewing the region from an airplane window.
Instruct the students to include notable landforms on their maps.
Ask the students to identify the location of their cities on the map, the capital of their states and the location of at least one city in each neighboring state.
Instruct students to decorate the frames of the window with a self-selected design.
Ask the students to quiz their families on areas defined in their regional maps. Can their parents identify the neighboring states?
Students see beyond maps as they envision the places and events that have occurred along these trails.
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