Hemisphere Teacher Resources
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Using Styrofoam balls and mini pumpkins, your learners will have the opportunity for a real hands-on experience in understanding the earth's hemispheres and major points, such as the equator, prime meridian, and International Date Line. They will also identify continents, oceans, and compare and contrast a globe from a two-dimensional map.
In this measurement worksheet, students calculate the volume of hemispheres given a radius or a diameter in the provided workspace. There are 8 questions.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars familiarize themselves with the globe. In this globe lesson plan students explore the globe and answer questions about the equator, prime meridian, oceans, and hemispheres.
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.
In this volume of hemisphere worksheet, learners compute the volume of 5 hemisphere when given either the radius or the circumference.
For this Earth's hemispheres and poles worksheet, students color the North Hemisphere blue and the South Hemisphere red. Students then label the equator, the north pole, and south pole.
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.
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.
In this recognizing the seasons online/interactive worksheet, students explore the Earth's positions and determine the summer and winter season. Students answer 21 short answer questions
Young scholars develop an understanding of absolute and relative location. For this geography lesson, students examine their location in the world after studying vocabulary which includes the words latitude, longitude, relative and absolute location. They use assigned web site to find information to make a flip-book that answers questions about their location in the world.
Explore the major features of a globe using a globe and a variety of media tools to identify and label continents, oceans, poles, the equator, and lines of longitude and latitude. Many geography sources are cited.
Students study constellations. In this constellation lesson, students discuss the constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Students talk about the ones they have seen. Students then pretend to be astronomers to discover their own constellation. Students illustrate their constellation.
Sixth graders identify the ancient "cradles of civilization." They compare cultures from different parts of the Eastern Hemisphere. Students describe various ways leaders are elected, appointed, or acquire power. They discuss ways particular groups use political systems to represent and promote their interests.
In this power and auroras learning exercise, 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.
Fifth graders investigate the routes taken by the early explorers. In this explorers lesson, 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.
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.
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.