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Landscape Picture Map - Lesson 10 (K-3)

Natural Features
Objectives The student will learn the meaning of the following terms, plain, valley, peninsula, bay, desert, and plateau.

The students will identify a plain, valley, peninsula, bay, desert and plateau on the Landscape Picture.

Vocabulary plain, valley, peninsula, bay, desert, plateau.
Materials Needed Landscape Picture, map marker, post it notes with the vocabulary words written on them



Review with the students the meaning of the term natural feature. A natural feature is something not made by people. Tell the students that today they will learn the names of six natural features.


Pull down the Landscape Picture. Use the Landscape Picture to provide a pictorial definition of the terms listed. After each term is identified have a student label the picture. Write the term on the board. Have another student give a verbal description of the term. The formal definitions of the terms introduced in this lesson are as follows:


Plain - A plain is an almost level area of land.


Valley - A valley is a long, low place between hills or mountains.


Peninsula - A peninsula is a piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.


Bay - A bay is a part of an ocean, sea or lake which reaches into the land.


Desert - A region with very little rainfall.


Plateau - A plateau is a flat piece of land with a high land elevation.



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