Activity Overview

Bodies of water all over the world provide many benefits to human beings. Water is used for so many industries such as transportation, entertainment, trade, and more. For this activity, students will create a 3 cell storyboard that describes and illustrates how larger bodies of water, such as rivers and oceans, are important to people all over the world. Teachers can assign three impacts or have students do some research and pick their own!

Here are some examples of how bodies of water are important to people:

  • Transportation of goods
  • Travel
  • Creates many jobs
  • Congestion reduction on roadways
  • Energy
  • Recreation
  • Food and drink
  • Irrigation
  • Tourism

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a 3 cell storyboard that describes and illustrates the different benefits of waterways.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start assignment”.
  2. In the heading box, write a few words stating the benefit.
  3. In the description, write 2 or 3 sentences explaining the heading.
  4. Add illustrations using scenes, characters, and items.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 3-4

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/3/8] Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/8] Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.


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