Day 1

1. Display 1st slide from Power Point and ask students to write the names in their SS notebook from smallest to largest. Ask students to share their results.
(city, parish, state, country, continent)
2. Display next slide and have students correct any mistakes.
3. Next slide will lead to vocabulary words for this week.
4. Homework: Have students name where they live according to all vocabulary words. ( Ex. state - Louisiana) Homework will be on ppt.
Power point
Lesson Power Point

Day 2
1. Hand out the United States map and have th kids color the U.S. "Yellow" and label the Oceans on either side of the country. Then have them color the state of Louiisana "Blue."
2. Ask the kids questions referring to the relationship of the different land forms and areas, ex. is LA larger or smaller than the U.S. ?
3. Have students identify why being close to the Missisissippi River would be a benefit to the land. ( Answers: water can help plants, crops; more fish for larger animals to eat...)
4. Have students identify how a hurricane could affect the land. Stay focused on natural land like falling trees, loss of wildlife, habitats.
Notes: 1. erosion of land, 2. strong winds destroy plants and vegetation. 3. Too much water can cause soil to be useless for growing crops.
Volcano: 1. Destroys vegetation with flowing lava and ash; 2. All things die under lava; less area to grow plants; 3. Lava turns into rock creating new land and more rocks.
Torndoes: 1. strong winds cause damage to trees and other plants; The area has less people because homes are destroyed.
U.S. Map

Day 3
1. Play power point for students to copy down what will be on quiz.
2. TTW demonstrate partner study skills. Students paired for Kagan strategies.
H. Study for quiz.

Day 4
1. Quiz on identifying size of different land masses, things that affect the Earth's land.
2. After test: TLW use U.S. Maps from Tuesday. Add mountains using text pg. LA 3.

Day 5
1. TLW use their maps to identify the correct placing of mountains and gulf. ( Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, also Gulf of Mexico)
2. TTW use the elmo to display map and place compass rose on the map.
Display the folowing questions:
1. What ocean is to the west of Louisiana?
2. What ocean is to the east of Louisiana?
3. The Gulf of Mexico is in which direction from Louisiana?
Which state is north of Louisiana?
Which state is south of Louisiana (trick question)

4. Pass out world maps and have students write the names of the continents on the back (listing the numbers. Use the flip chart.
Continents and Oceans Flip

Web Site Link
Continents of the World Flip

Web SiteLink
World map

Continents Brain Pop
Interactive Maps
United States Practice
Map Practice worksheets
Daily Geography

5. TTW display the ppt above on vocabulary for maps.
1. symbols - pictures that represent something.
2. Key or legend - an area on the map that shows us what each symbol represents.
3. scale - the section of the map that shows how much smaller the map is compared to the real world area it represents.
4. directions - tell which way to go. (north, south, east, west) (intermediate : ne, se, nw, sw)
5. compass rose - a symbol on a map which indicates the directions for a map.
6. cardinal directions: North, southe, east, west
7. equator: a zero degree line of latitude that separates the Northern hemispehere from the Southern hemisphere.
8. Prime Meridian - the zero degree of longitude that separates the eastern and western hemispheres.
9. globe - a model of the earth
10. map - a flat displa of land.
H. Study map with continents and make vocabulary flashcards.