Elevation and Plate Tectonics

Lesson Plan Content
Is there a relationship between elevation of land and plate tectonics? Would this make a difference in where people might choose to live? In this lesson, students will plot the highest and lowest points of 10 selected countries and discover the relationship between elevation and plate tectonics.
Pam Van Arsdale and others
Grade Range: 
8 and High School
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
7: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
15: How physical systems affect human systems