The landforms taught in home school vary depending on the grade level of the student, but common landforms include mountains, valleys, hills, plains and plateaus. Others include deserts, volcanoes, islands and peninsulas.
Parents should check the grade-level standards in the state they reside for information on the specific landforms their lessons should cover. Many states have adopted Common Core standards for education. According to these guidelines, third-grade students should be able to compare volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons and islands using pictures, maps or models. For a challenge, parents may consider teaching isthmuses, peninsulas, capes and plateaus. Using landforms that commonly appear in the family's geological area encourages field trips and opportunities for hands-on learning.