Geograpy Skills




Assess



flip chart of lesson notes








Understanding and Making Maps Video
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.
Lesson Plan

1. Study the continent flashcards and be able to spell them.
2. Physical Map - a map showing identifiable landmarks such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, and other permanent geographic features.
3. Political Map - a map showing the governmental boundaries of countries, states, and counties, the location of major cities. They also usually include important bodies of water.
4. Topographical Map - a map that shows the elevation of the land.
5. Population map - a map that shows the population of an area.
6. Population - the amount of people in a place.
7. Longitude lines- Lines that run North and South on a globe or map. These lines form the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
8. Longitude ines are also called Meridians.
9. Latitude lines - are lines that run east to west on a map or globe. These lines divide the world into the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
10. Latitude lines are also called parallels.

Social Studies Lesson Two
Student Understanding: #1 and 2
Before the start of each lesson be sure to display a geography question. If you do not have these then go to
http://socialstudiesplans.wikispaces.com/Geography+of+the+Week

Day 6
Some kids need to finish last week's test. Hand out map. 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."
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)

I. Check homework
II. Introduce FAN-N PICK to students using their flashcards.
III. View United streaming Video entitled Understanding and Making maps: An Introduction
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=3945CAF9-B909-490D-BD78-110EE5FC1C1D&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
IV. Homework: Study flashcards and write the 7 continents 3 times each (on slide show)
TLW create a map of the hall with their face partner.
1. TSW view a power point http://bit.ly/ba05Ez on types of maps and discuss.
2. TTW Handout ppt notes
3. TLW participate in a discuss of features of Physical Maps with Team ws.
4. Discuss all team answers whole group.

TTW review types of maps with a flip chart: http://bit.ly/d5vup4
3. TLW participate in a discuss of features of Political Maps with Team ws.
4. Discuss all team answers whole group.



TTW review types of maps with a flip chart: http://bit.ly/d5vup4
3. TLW participate in a discuss of features of Topagraphical Map with Team ws.
4. Discuss all team answers whole group.


TTW review types of maps with a flip chart: http://bit.ly/d5vup4
3. TLW participate in a discuss of features of Population Maps with Team ws.
4. Discuss all team answers whole group.

Day 7
I. Display LA mapskill worksheet(attachment to lesson) on promethean and review how to use a map scale properly.
II. Hand out one of the worksheets to practice with scales.
II. Ask the students questions on how to get from one place to another using the cardinal directions as answers.
III. second step lesson
V. Homework Study for quiz on Map vocabulary only!!!!


Day 8
I. Quiz
II. Second step (Time allowed)


Day 9
I.Hand out study guide and view powerpoint on Longitude, latitude and types of maps.
II. Have students work in groups to come up with which map is the best to use and why. They must write down 3 reasons they think so. Discuss student responses and lead into discussion about how each map is important, depending on the situation.
Homework: none



Day 10
I.Pass out another map scale worksheet, rulers and have students complete. Check with students
II.(activity taken from CC Grade 6 Unit 1 Activity 5, found under GC for 4th) Place students into cooperative learning groups to create a map. They need to decide or teacher can assign a type of map for them to create. The map must have a key/legend, compass rose and title.
Obama's interview with a student