As you explore this unit, you might be curious to know something
about the teacher who created it and the students who experienced
My name is Gina Shatney, and I teach sixth
grade in a self-contained classroom at a K-8 school in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. There are 28 students in my class, and they are
at a wide range of ability levels. Science is one subject that
really seems to bring the class together despite differences in
reading and math levels.
This unit on Landforms is the first half of a broader unit that
includes the study of Rocks & Minerals. Many of my students
have not seen a large variety of landforms in person, so we rely
on photos, models,demonstrations, and experiments to gain an understanding
of the formation of Earth's landforms.
I hope you enjoy the information included in this site. Please
feel free to email me with questions and suggestions!