Activity Overview

Researching helps students to gain a more concrete and understanding of what they are learning. For this assignment, students will choose one type of body of water and create a poster. The poster must include the definition of the body of water, 3 real examples of the body of water (i.e. if they chose rivers, real examples could include The Nile River, The Colorado River, etc.) Students must give details about the real examples such as where they are located, how big they are, and any other information that they feel is interesting and worth mentioning. Students will also include information about what life is like for people who live near the body of water, and any benefits that the body of water provides.

Teachers can assign students specific bodies of water or give students a choice. Afterward, students can present their posters to the class, sharing their knowledge about their body of water. Thus combining research, writing, and public speaking skills into one powerful assignment.

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Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Research a body of water and real examples of that body of water around the world. Create a poster that highlights the information that you’ve learned.

Student Instructions

  • Click “Start assignment”.
  • Choose a body of water.
  • Using school resources, conduct some research and gather notes on different examples of this body of water around the world.
  • On the poster, include the type of body of water and its definition. Also include 3 real examples of this body of water and information about them.

  • Requirements: General body of water definition, 3 real examples of this type of body of water and information about each. Students must also include what life is like for people who live near the body of water, and any benefits that the type of body of water provides.

    Lesson Plan Reference

    Grade Level 3-4

    Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

    Type of Assignment Individual

    Common Core Standards
    • [ELA-Literacy/RI/3/7] Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
    • [ELA-Literacy/RI/4/7] Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
    • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/7] Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.


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