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Recognize how topographical features such as mountain and river systems influenced the settlement and expansion of the United States (i.e., Cumberland Gap, Wilderness Road, and Ohio and Tennessee river systems). 8.3.6

Links verified 5/24/2011

  1. Find your spot - Use criteria to relocate to a new area.
  2. Topographic Maps - This is a real-time 3D simulation that illustrates how topographic maps are created and used to depict changes in elevation. Students are able to sculpt mountains and valleys in real-time and see the changes to the corresponding topographic map. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. What is a topographic map? - very clear explanation

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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