“Unloching” Scottish Geography Using Photographs

Lesson Plan Content
This lesson will give students practice in using their visual skills to identify geographic terms for landforms and water bodies. This use of photographs of Scotland will aid in the students making and recording observations. Through this lesson, students will learn that Scotland is similar to other parts of the world in terms of its landforms and water bodies, but the geographic terms might have unique names in Scotland.
Carol Warren and Gale Ekiss
Grade Range: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
4: The physical and human characteristics of places