A River Runs through It
A River Runs through It Lesson Plan Time Required: Two 45-minute sessions
- assess the impact of a variety of land use scenarios on the health of an imaginary river by
- applying knowledge of runoff, erosion, and watersheds
- interpreting a written description of land use
- predicting the consequences of the land use
- inferring cause and effect relationships.
- recommend changes that reduce the impact that each land use scenario has on the river.
- assess the impact of land use in their schoolyard.
Related Standards of Learning
3.1.a; 3.1.j; 3.6. a; 3.6.b; 3.6.c; 3.9.b; 3.9.c; 3.10.d;
4.5.c; 4.5.f; 4.8.a;
3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 3.7; 3.9; 3.10; 3.11;
4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.6; 4.7.a; 4.7.b; 4.7.c; 4.7.d; 4.7.e; 4.8;
5.1; 5.4; 5.7; 5.8; 5.9;
6.2; 6.3; 6.5; 6.6; 6.7
History & Social Science
VS.1.b; VS.1.d; VS.1.h; VS.1.i;
- Land Use Scenarios PDF • Word
- Piece of drawing paper with edge cut to resemble the edge of a riverbank
- Long piece of blue bulletin board paper to represent a river
- Self-stick notes
- Large piece of paper cut into the shape of a raindrop