Where in the World?

This Where in the World? activity & project also includes:

Global Positioning Systems allow us to quickly find a location anywhere on the globe. Scholars practice finding a location by using Google Earth and ocean drilling metadata. The short activity includes research, discussion, and collaborative mapping activity for the entire class in a limited time frame.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Review what metadata is and why it is important
Classroom Considerations

  • To save time, pull up the correct link on each computer before class begins
  • Relies on prior knowledge of latitude and longitude
Pros

  • Includes suggestions for differentiation
  • Offers three extension ideas
Cons

  • None