Standard 2/Middle School/Benchmark
The teacher will give each
group of students a set of laminated maps to study locations of large
bodies of water as well as rivers, streams, etc. To determine direction of
flow of streams and rivers, students will check elevation by using a
topographic map of the area. Each student will describe the path that water
takes in written form (story, essay, or poem) and present his or her
description to the class.
(Give students rubric before
This is a pass/fail
activity. Three out of four equals a pass.
1. Student identifies origin and final location of
2. Student traces a plausible path from origin to ocean.
3. Student writes and explains his or her reasoning for
4. Student presents findings and communicates his or her
rationale to the class.