Hemisphere Teacher Resources
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Hemispheres: People and Place
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.
The Western Hemisphere on Review
Sixth graders research a country in the Western Hemisphere. They write a research paper and present a five-minute presentation on the country. They use PowerPoint to give their presentations to the class.
Compare and Contrast Timelines of the World
Seventh graders create a classroom timeline of important world events. This lesson plan is meant to be used during the entire school year. As the school year goes along, events are added to the timeline as chosen by the class. The events are chosen from countries in the Eastern Hemisphere and Latin America. There are some terrific websites embedded in the plan which will help learners decide which events they want to add on their timeline.
The Republic of Sakha (Yukutia)
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!
Power and Auroras
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.
Why Do We Have Seasons?
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.
Fifth graders investigate the routes taken by the early explorers. In this explorers activity, 5th graders use interactive notebooks, discussion and maps to discover the routes taken. Students get into pairs and label maps, and create questions about the hemisphere.
The World Beyond My Back Yard
Here is a geography lesson plan 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.
Explorers of the New World
Students research explorers and explore how exploration affected the Western Hemisphere; students demonstrate competency in using multimedia encyclopedia and information software, and present PowerPoint presentation to class with two scanned drawings.
For this measurement worksheet, students calculate the volume of hemispheres given a radius or a diameter in the provided workspace. There are 8 questions.
Learning About the Globe
Students examine the following terms to increase their geography skills: globe, equator, prime median, Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and The United States.
Where Is Japan? What Direction Is It?
First graders locate countries on maps and globes and learn about the hemispheres and the cardinal directions. They listen to books read out loud and dicuss geography.
Suns Path and Seasons
Using a plastic dome to represent the hemisphere of the sky, your class is able to demonstrate the path of the sun at different points of the day and year. They use a protractor to record movement and answer questions about elapsed times and distances.
Name That Continent
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.
Big Dam Construction in India
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.
The Southeast Anatolia Project
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.
Return to the Tour of the Hemisphere in Three Countries
Sixth graders use their prior knowledge of vocabulary for the continents, oceans, some countries, basic directional words (e.g., north, south), prepositions of location, basic land forms (e.g., mountains, island), and basic geographical terms to practice language.
A map depicts all four of Earth's hemispheres and a compass rose. Young geographers answer six questions about which hemispheres different continents and cities are located. This serves as a simple accompaniment to your lesson on the hemispheres.
THE TWO HEMISPHERES SHARE!
Students analyze the positive effects of Columbus' journey to the Americas and the impact on their lives today of the meeting of the two hemispheres.
Volume of Hemisphere
In this volume of hemisphere worksheet, learners compute the volume of 5 hemisphere when given either the radius or the circumference.