Texas Geography: Let's Learn With Modeling Dough!
Students will use modeling dough to create the four regions of Texas. If your student loves geography and hands-on learning, this class is a must!
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This class will be taught using a combination of direct instruction, visuals, and hands-on activities. The class will be fun and orderly, with plenty of chances for student interaction! We will begin class by defining the 4 geographic regions of Texas. Using google maps, we will look at specific examples of each region. We will identify major landforms in each area and discuss their characteristics. Finally, using playdough and a handout, we will construct a map of the physical regions...
This class is taught in English.
This class is aligned with the Texas TEKS for 4th grade Social Studies: 6 Geography. The student understands the concept of regions. The student is expected to: (A) identify, locate, and describe the physical regions of Texas (Mountains and Basins, Great Plains, North Central Plains, Coastal Plains), including their characteristics such as landforms, climate, vegetation, and economic activities; and (B) compare the physical regions of Texas (Mountains and Basins, Great Plains, North Central Plains, Coastal Plains). Students will identify the 4 geographical regions in Texas and create an accurate map using playdough.
I lived and taught in Texas for five years, and had the opportunity to learn about the unique and fascinating history of Texas! I was particularly amazed by the variety of landforms and climates that are found all within one state. This activity has been adapted and modified from a classroom activity I used during the time I taught in Texas.
2 files available upon enrollmentStudents must bring the following supplies to class: -RED, BLUE, YELLOW and GREEN Playdough: Any brand is acceptable. Playdough can be purchased at many stores, or made using ingredients you can find in your kitchen! There are many recipes online to make your own. If you don't have the requested colors available, that's perfectly fine. We can adapt. - Handouts available in the Outschool classroom.
Students will be assessed informally by their ability to construct a map with all regions formed appropriately.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Play dough may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if ingested in those sensitive to wheat gluten or with Celiac disease.
We will use Google Map data © 2021 to view geographical features.
Sarah CollingsCertified Elementary teacher.
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Hello! My name is Sarah Collings. I am a certified elementary teacher with ten years of education experience. I attended Southwest Baptist University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2009. During my career, I...