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Second and third graders practice with basic map skills. They create their own map including a legend and a compass rose. This fabulous plan has many excellent websites linked which allow learners to explore maps of all kinds; including aerial photos of their own locations. A wonderful educational resource!
Upper elementary and middle school learners engage in this awesome lesson plan on the Civil War. In it, they watch streamed video, perform Internet research, engage in hands-on activities, and use their geography skills to locate important events during this time period. Additionally, they take a close look at the harships of slavery.
Students identify the location of the 50 states using an interactive map. They practice geography skills by playing a fun game. Pupils become familiar with the state abbreviations for the US states. Students become familiar with the state capitals for the 50 states. They become familiar with major cities in the US
Primaries are introduced to geography and how it is useful. They view photos of different places in the US, comparing them to their own region, explore maps and landscapes, and more. As a culminating activity, have small groups plan a skit, or design a booklet or other presentation about the town that they live in. The lesson is well-written and provides links to other lessons in geography.
Young scholars journey back in time to early China. In this Chinese history activity, students explore China's geography; read about the Shang, Zhou, and Han Dynasties; compare Confucianism and Daoism. Young scholars create PowerPoint presentations that summarize the activity.
A fabulous presentation/activity based on geography. The author has designed a "baseball game" where batters advance to the next base if they correctly answer a multiple choice question about geography. Geographic terms are used, along with a wide variety of other geographic skills. Very nice!
Students explore economic rights of people. After listening to statements and songs by people such as John Lennon and Mahatma Ghandi, students examine the truths and values depicted by each person. Students participate in a simulation to identify wealth distribution in the world. They discuss the gaps and inequalities in economic status. In groups, students prepare a dramatization about economic rights.
Young scholars investigate the causes and aftermath of war. For this research skills lesson, students research selected wars that United States was involved in to find information regarding what led to the conflict, the conflict itself and the aftermath of the conflict. Young scholars discuss their findings and respond to 13 questions pertaining to causes of war.