Mapping the Earth Teacher Resources
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Earthquakes And Fault Lines
Students discuss major causes of earthquakes and identify famous fault lines, access and map information about ten largest earthquakes in world from 1989 to 1998, and theorize about location of these earthquakes as they relate to Earth's tectonic plates.
6th - 12th Science
Islam: Origin, Expansion, and Division
A simple lesson plan for teaching about Islam and its spread throughout the Middle East, this resource incorporates elements of geography and culture into a lecture and map-reading activity. Begin by activating students' prior knowledge about monotheism and religions they have already studied, then introduce new information about Islam.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Compare Topography of Earth and Mars with a Worldwide Telescope
Learners compare geography to topography. In this topography lesson, students examine the topography of the surfaces of the Earth. Learners compare one feature of Earth to one feature of Mars and present in a PowerPoint.
1st - 5th 21st Century Skills
Tsunamis with a Latitude
Students evaluate earth science by examining maps in class. In this world geography lesson plan, students examine a spherical map and identify several important locations including the prime meridian, Antarctic Circle and tropic of Cancer. Students complete a worksheet based upon latitude and longitude coordinates and tsunami awareness.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Cruising the Mantle
Students explore the plate boundaries of the earth. Through the use of video, internet and hands-on activities, students examine the types of plate boundaries. They create a model to illustrate the movement and interaction of the plates. Cross-curricular activities available.
7th - 9th Science
Consequences of Checkerboarding
Young scholars examine the Dawes Act and how it offered to turn Native Americans into farmers on land previously used for reservations. In groups, they discover the concept of checkerboarding in which whites own most of the land in reservations today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Time Zone Maps
For this time zones worksheet, students read a detailed paragraph about the Earth's 24 times zones, their 15 degree width, and the increase in hours for each zone. Students study the world time zone map and then answer the four questions about various times in the world.
5th - 6th Science
Horse and Rider: The Pony Express in Utah
Students examine the geography of Utah and the Pony Express in Utah. In this Utah and Pony Express lesson, students examine background information before completing mapping and art activities about the purpose and routes of the Pony Express.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Read a Map ... It's a Snap!
Students are introduced to map and globe skills. They use grids and are able to construct their own simple maps of familiar places. Students are able to define a map, globe, and symbol and use the direction words north, south, east, and west to describe movements.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History