|Tell the students that places are like people; they are all
different. No two people are exactly alike and no two places are exactly
alike. When we study people we sometimes put them into groups. An
example of two groups would be girls and boys.
|Tell the students that places and objects on the Earth's surface may
also be put in two groups. These two groups are people-made features and
natural features. A people-made feature is something that is made by
people. Examples would be cars, buildings, and streets. Natural features
are those features not made by people. Examples would be trees,
mountains, and rivers.
|Write the words people-made and natural on the board. Each term
should serve as a heading for a list. Ask the students to describe
things they have seen that are people made. Add each term to your list.
Follow the same procedure for natural features.
|Pull down the Landscape Picture Map. Have different students
identify the natural features they find. As the students identify the
natural features, ask them to tell whether the feature is a land or
water feature. Encourage the students to describe the features.
|Follow the same procedure for the people-made features. Have
different students identify the people-made features on the map.
Encourage the students to describe these features.