Arizona and the Colorado River

Lesson Plan Content
In this activity, students will learn about the dams and major cities on the Colorado River. They will research why the dams were built and discuss how hydrology plays such a great part in the geography of Arizona. This lesson has strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Cherri Redd
Grade Range: 
High School
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems