This a contributed post by Isabel Cohen, a fourth grade teacher at Ocean View Elementary in Albany, California.
Quizlet Diagrams has offered my class an incredible tool for not only learning vocabulary, but conceptualizing geography.
Fourth grade Social Studies begins with learning about the regions of California and the words associated with the given physical features. Using Quizlet Diagrams, I was able to create a map of California and mark the key areas and terms that I wanted the students to be able to identify spatially on a map of the state.
When I introduced Quizlet Live, the buy-in was immediate and every day they begged me to practice the map in class. I am not exaggerating when I say that when they walked into class and saw Quizlet on the schedule, there was a unanimous gasp of excitement.
I like to culminate the unit with a salt-dough map project in which students get a tactile opportunity to construct the topography of the state and also map the four distinct regions of California.
By the time we embarked on this project, the students were already experts because of the time they logged identifying the parts of California on Quizlet Diagrams!