Geography Lesson Box: Colorado River
The Colorado River unit includes:
Managing The Colorado River, Location of the Colorado River, The Colorado Drainage Basin, Long Profile, The Mountain Stage, The Rocky Mountains, The Source of the Colorado, Grand Lakes, The Canyon Stage, The First Canyons, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Lake Powell,The Grand Canyon, The Grand Canyon Climate, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, The Desert Flood Plain Stage, The Mojave Desert, The Sun Belt, Into Mexico
Year 9 ks3 and GCSE.
Description / Objective / Linked materials
This detailed study of the Colorado includes physical geography along with resource management and the importance of water supply to the SW USA. This useful visual resource uses a series of long profile diagrams and photographs to illustrate the changing nature of rivers. Use with the Draining a continent Differentiated Homework as an introduction before using the presentation and then LA problem city to extend knowledge of this region. Assess learning and understanding using the Revise and Test presentations included.
4 lesson units – Background, Mountain stage, Canyon stage and Desert stage