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Students interpret a map or Atlas. They determine latitude, longitude, and absolute location and create and evaluate a travel itinerary. They identify the benefits and drawbacks of an itinerary and conduct online research as a means to travel.
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A Visit to Mexico City: An Introduction to World Communities
Third graders complete a variety of activities as they take an imaginary trip to Mexico City, complete with passports, maps, and Spanish dictionaries. They write postcards to send home and create items to sell at the market. The unit...
3rd English Language Arts
How Can We Help Other Children With Literacy
Students investigate literacy in other communities and how they can contribute to a smarter society. In this English language lesson, students discuss the difficulties for some countries to obtain reading and writing resources for their...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Where in the World? Using a Geographic Perspective to Identify Destinations for a Class Trip
Learners determine what information is revealed on physical and political maps. They use a geographic perspective in identifying and comparing features of physical and political maps of the world. Students use both a political and...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Going Westward: Getting Ready, On the Trail and Settling the Claim
Third graders work in small "family" groups. They participate in a group discussion about reasons people were moving west, and the finality of leaving home. They look at maps of the west and a pioneer travel guide. The families discuss...
3rd Social Studies & History
Cruise Icebergs and Islands
Students research cruise ships and their different destinations. They conduct research on how cruise ships are built and operated, then using a variety of craft materials design and create a ship and destination for their ship. Students...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History