Sixth-graders Study Landforms
Andy McGarvey’s sixth-grade geography students digitally transported themselves around the world in a recent activity about landforms. Landforms are natural features of the earth’s surface, such as mountains and rivers. “I asked students to think of a landform, any landform in the world, where if they had the opportunity to study, where would that be?” McGarvey said. He asked students to find a photo of their chosen landform and then digitally insert themselves into the photo. “They had to write a few sentences telling about the landform and why they chose this place to study,” McGarvey said. Students chose a variety of landforms, including the River Thames, Guidaloca Beach, and the Great Gable Mountain.