OK…so I just got to experience that feeling where a HUGE project that was started a year ago is FINISHED! Seriously–I may have actually twirled in my office. About a year ago, I started jotting down some of the fun projects I do every year in September to kick off my mapping unit. I do not like to use a lot of fill in the blank worksheets (shocking!), and we don’t have a textbook that covers these things. I dug in, bought some clip art, and started the project.
|Seriously…we spend a week inventing our continents to make our “world”. The amount of creativity, teamwork, and effort makes this one of my FAVORITES!|
|This is another of my students’ favorite activities…we learn more about our STATE geography as well as the states/bodies of water that border us. Keep it simple, or go into more depth. We hang these outside our classroom and get TONS of compliments!|
|If you want to try some things that are a little bit new and different, this resource might be for you. If you are looking for an easy, make a bunch of copies, and let the students work independently–this is probably not for you!|