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Seventh graders investigate the countries, states, and cities of their ancestors using maps, globes, satellite images, and Internet research in this semester long project. They are introduced to the project by a teacher made PowerPoint and culminate the project by making brochures, portfolios, and a PowerPoint presentation.
Students research Australia and Antarctica. In this geography instructional activity, students use maps and atlases to locate and identify Australia and the Antarctica, as well as the bordering oceans and important landforms. Students listen to related tradebooks and explore given websites in cooperative groups, culminating in a postcard writing and illustrating activity.
A fine series of lessons on geographical spatial sense awaits you. Learners engage in a year-long exploration of geography. The lessons begin at a local level and go all the way through a world-wide study. Excellent worksheets, graphic organizers, maps, and activities are all embedded in these spectacular plans. Highly recommended!
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions. Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math skills needed to create a related map scale. By observing a variety of authentic cave maps and create their own cave map representing the classroom cave students can solve and write related story problems.
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. They are able to use a grid to construct a map of their own.
World heritage sites can be found around the globe. Many of these sites are noted for their importance in representing culture and location. Each activity included in this resource focuses on latitude/longitude, map skills, finding locations with coordinates, and discussing the importance of historic site preservation. The lesson plan includes a video, web links, and several handouts, as well as vocabulary and teaching notes.
Students learn and identify parts of a map. In this geography instructional activity, students learn about the parts of a map including the compass rose, the map key, scales, titles and labels. Students practice using a compass, following cardinal directions and drawing a simple map of the classroom. Students also use whiteboard websites to review each part of a map.
Students create a travel game of one of the United States. They research a state of their choice and create a travel game using a common road map. They interpret map symbols as they calculate map mileage for their games. They create playing cards to be used for their games.
Third graders complete a unit of study that examines several perspectives of Ireland. They explore how climate shapes Irish culture, reference historical and political maps, compute exchange values for Irish money, complete worksheets, listen to music and participate in a St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Junior geographers explore the region through which the Mekong flows, its pathway, the landscape, how people depend on the Mekong, and future uncertainties. They apply the five themes of geography to examine the region. They create a detailed map, globe, or model of the area and explain why people have settled where they did.