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These 3-D topographical maps keep students on top of geography — and its terminology!
Take a close look at several contour maps. Be sure to find a map of your area. Notice that mountains are shown by irregular shapes that outline the edges of changes in altitude. These shapes appear to be inside of each other. In reality, if you read the map accurately, you'll realize that they are actually stacked, with each smaller shape placed on top of the larger one beneath it.
Imagine a place that has hills or mountains, as well as lower areas between them. Perhaps your imaginary location has a stream or a prairie nestled among mountains.
Use Crayola® Fine Tip Markers to draw a contour map that shows the hills or mountains you imagined. Include at least 10 changes in elevation in your map.
On corrugated cardboard, draw each of the layers of the area that you mapped. The higher the mountain (or lower the canyon or lake), the more layers you'll draw.
Cut out the layers with Crayola Scissors. Peel away some of the paper on the corrugated cardboard to create a rough, textural effect. Stack layers in order. Glue them to a larger cardboard base with Crayola School Glue. Lay flat to air dry.
Use Crayola Gel Markers to color your terrain. Add details such as streams, forests, and rocky gray cliffs.
Write a description of your Contour Map using all the new words you learned. Display the map and explanation together.
Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt then construct a 3-D pyramid on which to display your findings.
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People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Paper-bag puppets hold original poetry about pirates, pets, or any preferred topic. Young writers put the puppet's arms
Gild torn-paper edges and make golden leaf imprints on this decorative frame. Display original poetry, photos, or other
Create your own coral reef and learn about these delicate ecosystems.
Use knowledge of, a and experiences with, food sources to decide where food comes from.
Use ordinary wooden clothespins to create original versions of Guatemalan worry dolls. These minipeople hold important p
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