Adapting to the Land

Cultures, Art

This activity will help students understand how people adapt to their environment. Students will consider how the environment affects how people live, identify examples of human adaptation, and appreciate human-environment interaction.

You can use an Assessment Rubric to assess students' mastery of the objectives.


  1. List regions in the U.S. that are very different.

  2. Draw a landform from each region.

  3. List ways we adapt to fit our surroundings.
    Examples: ways we

  4. Find or draw pictures that show these things.

  5. Match each picture to a region.
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