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Here is an astounding series of lessons, designed for high schoolers, on environmental policy. By studying water conservation in rural India, the role of the government, and the reaction of the people, learners begin to formulate opinions on environmental policy making. This incredible series of lessons contains everything you need to successfully implement them with your class. Some very high-level thinking will take place during this unit of study.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Renaissance lesson, students compare and contrast events in Europe to events in the Western Hemisphere during the era. Students prepare timelines that feature the fruits of their research.
In this power and auroras worksheet, students read about the relationship between power, work and energy and how the power of auroras are measured by the light they produce. Students use a data chart of the Great Aurora of 2003 to answer 4 questions about the power produced in the Northern and Southern hemisphere at specific times.
Young geographers learn about the extreme temperatures found in the Rebublic of Sakha, and study the hardships caused by these temperatures. They look at why people choose to live in such a remote and rugged area. This incredible, 22-page lesson plan is packed with photographs, worksheets, engaging activites and assignments, and is well-woth implementing in your classroom. Spectacular!
First graders watch a video about the seasons. They role play with the teacher the sun and earth. The student's heads are the earth, their foreheads are the Northern Hemisphere. The teacher shines a flashlight on them to simulate the sun rays. Students bend forward to illustrate summer and backwards to illustrate winter.
Here is a geography lesson that incorporates language arts and technology. Youngsters choose an eastern hemisphere country, research it, write a letter to the embassy requesting information, then design and publish a travel brochure. The mentioned "Questionaire Project" handout is not attached, but there is enough information here to easily assign this project in your social studies class.
Written by an education major, this geography lesson includes a class game where learners must walk to a part of the room that is designated to be one of the Earth's four hemispheres. They make their choice based on which continent card they have. Additionally, 3rd graders cut and eat sections of apples based on the hemisphere they are in. A clever, engaging lesson!
Students practice locating the seven continents, four hemispheres, and four oceans using a large world map and a review song. They also import a world map to the Kid Pix computer program then type in proper labels on the map. There are links to the song and map graphics.
This complete and full resource includes everything needed to conduct a lesson on the environmental impact of large dams in India. Background information, handouts, answer keys, and web links are all there to help you educate your class on human interactions and their impact on the environment.
This resource is amazing. It is a full project including teacher notes, handouts, procedure, and worksheets. It introduces learners to the GAP project, a social environmental group working to bring irrigation, assistance, and increased agricultural production to areas in need. Learners will evaluate the data provided to determine whether this is a successful endeavor.