Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kindergarten Geography: Landforms and Bodies of Water.

We have finished studying the chapter about Landforms and Bodies of Water from of our Beginning Geography book. 1st chapter was all about maps. Both kids really enjoyed learning everything in this chapter alhamdulillah.

In short here are the topics we have covered: (pages 40-71)
  • Hills and Mountains, Parts of a Hill, Parts of a Mountain;
  • Islands and Volcanoes, the Largest Island, Erupting Volcano;
  • Deserts and Plains, A desert Habitat, On the Plain;
  • Canyons and Valleys, The Grand Canyon, Yosemite Valley;
  • Oceans, Lakes and Rivers, Lake Superior, Parts of a River, The Saint Lawrence River.
The book has lot's of basic information about landforms and bodies of water, activities, puzzles, mini books, review questions at the end of the chapter.
Here are a few pages from the book:

The largest Island and Erupting Volcano

Pages about Grand canyon and Yosemite Valley

Landforms and Bodies of Water Minibooks given at the end of the chapter. It gives very brief description for each landform along with a few instruction to be followed by the student (draw tree on the hill, color the mountain in brown etc)

Landforms and Bodies of Water Puzzles
(a nice activity for circle time)

The book also has a colorful landforms and bodies of water map that can be folded. We used it a lot during our circle time. I also made labels so kids practiced labeling the landforms and bodies of water on the map.

Daddy drew us bigger board with more landforms (since kids found them interesting) so we used it during our circle time as well.

We added a few more landforms that are not covered in the book. Plateau, bay, peninsula,mountain range, delta etc are some of them.

Again kids practiced labeling all the landforms.

In this activity kids practiced labeling the parts a river, a hill and a mountain.

Since the book talked a little about desert habitat we read a few books on desert animals. Their life in desert were really interesting to know mashaAllah.

a few drawings on the topic

InshaAllah we will starting Continents and Oceans chapter next.


umm K said...

Asalaamu alaikum sis,

I like your big board mashAllah...we'll have to have a go making one too inshallah! :) Love your ideas alhamdulillah. JazakAllah khayr for sharing!

Umm Maimoonah said...

Assalaamu ALaikum sister
Masha Allaah very nice, I like your Geography book seems like its covering lot of nice things in a very concise manner! Well done!

ummsumayya said...

MashAllah, such an excellent job. We have not moved on to Landforms section of the book yet but when we do inshaAllah will use some of your activities too. JazakAllah for sharing xxx

Worldlandforms said...

I like it. There are many kinds of landforms like deserts, mountains and valleys.

World Landforms