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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 landform and create a poster about it. The poster must include the definition of the landform, 3 real examples of the landform (i.e. if they chose mountains, real examples could include Mt. Washington, The Rocky Mountain Range, 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 or on the land, and any benefits that the land provides.

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

You can find more travel poster templates or view all poster templates to add to this assignment so students have a variety of choices for their poster!

Template and Class Instructions

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

Student Instructions

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

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

    Lesson Plan Reference

    Switch to: Common CoreArizonaCaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaIowaKansasMarylandMassachusettsNebraskaNew JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaOhioOklahomaPennsylvaniaTexasUtah


    (You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

    Conducting Research
    Present information after conducting research.
    Proficient Emerging Beginning
    Examples are accurate, complete, well organized, and easy to understand.
    Examples are somewhat accurate, complete, well organized, and easy to understand.
    Examples are inaccurate, incomplete, disorganized, and difficult to understand.
    Illustrations depict the written description with clear visuals of appropriate scenes, characters, items, etc.
    Illustrations depict the written description but are unclear or incomplete.
    Illustrations do not make sense with the written description.
    Spelling and Grammar
    Spelling and grammar is mostly accurate. Mistakes do not get in the way of understanding.
    Spelling is inaccurate and hinders full understanding.
    Text is difficult to understand.

    How To Perform Research on Different Aspects of Landforms


    Narrow Down Goals

    Ask the students to decide what they want their study to accomplish. Developing a thorough knowledge, seeing trends, outlining the reasons and effects, or coming up with innovative solutions are some examples of this. Students can also cover all these aspects as a part of their research and develop a thorough study on why they analyzed these aspects and what contribution it is making to already existing literature.


    Explore Other’s Research

    Teachers can recommend students some sample research papers on Landforms to read and analyze. Students can take note of the structure, objectives, research methods, and analysis of the paper and try to do something similar with different goals in mind.


    Encourage Hands-On Learning

    If possible, plan field excursions or other activities that let students see the local landforms. Their knowledge may be improved by this practical experience. If field trips are not possible then teachers can use 3D videos and utilize different forms of technology that can help students look at these sites more closely.


    Hold Informative Sessions

    Teachers can invite professionals who have adept knowledge of this subject to guide the students and provide them with new ideas and insights on what aspects they can focus on. These professionals can be other teachers in the school, even other students who have sound knowledge, and if possible environmentalists and researchers.


    Promote Critical Thinking and Analysis

    Asking the students to assess the trustworthiness and dependability of sources will aid them in developing critical thinking abilities. Students can work towards the objectives of their research while connecting with other aspects of the subject and gaining new insights.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Types of Landform Research Poster

    What kind of landforms can the students include in the research poster?

    A variety of landforms, including mountains, valleys, plateaus, plains, deserts, rivers, lakes, and more, can be included in the poster. Students can cover different or similar aspects of each landform on the poster according to their research objectives and interests.

    How can younger students perform research on these topics for the posters?

    There are several ways in which younger students can perform research on different topics. Students can ask for help and guidance from their parents, siblings, and teachers regarding information and knowledge. Teachers can recommend some interesting and knowledgeable books and stories to students from which they can extract some information. Teachers can also arrange a library visit where students can collect information on their selected topics and review some sample posters if available. Lastly, students can make use of online platforms for kids with the help of their parents.

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