Looking at the Earth: "Maps Lead the Way Towards Knowledge"

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1. Exit & Assessment

1.1. EXIT Writing exercise

1.1.1. Where would I put my own city and why? Keontaye New York City Jontrell Great Locations

1.1.2. Use three of the terms you learned today in a complete paragraph.

1.2. Quizlet

1.3. World-O-Meter

1.3.1. Its implications

2. Types of Maps

2.1. Climate Maps

2.1.1. Yahoo Weather App Temperature Wind Clouds Precipitation

2.2. Transportation

2.2.1. Plane Finder

2.3. Thematic Maps

2.3.1. Trends

2.3.2. Political boundaries

2.3.3. Why might a person build a city in a certain location?

2.4. Political Maps

2.4.1. Boundaries defined by countries

2.5. Physical Maps

2.5.1. Topographic Map Elevation Natural Boundaries

2.6. Directional Maps

2.6.1. Google & Apple

3. Comparing Regions

3.1. Using Google Earth

3.2. Describe an exact location on earth and give topographic features, hemisphere location, longitude and latitude.

4. Key Terms

4.1. Students look up 3 terms on Wikipanion

4.1.1. Cartographer Mapping Patagonia South America Where am I ? Compass App Iphone Cartography The study and practice of making maps

4.1.2. Geography A field of science devoted to the study of the land, people and the features and phenomenon of earth

4.1.3. Coordinates Equator The intersection a sphere surface - midway between the south and north poles. Prime Meridian A meridian and a system of longitude to be defined as 0 degrees longitude. Latitude A geographic point specifying north or south position. 0 degrees at the equator Poles are at 90 degrees either south or north Longitude Geographic Coordinate specifying east or west point on the earth. Hemisphere Half of the earth - East or West of the Prime Meridian North or South of the Equator

4.1.4. Locations Absolute Location The exact location on the earth Relative Location Near - not exact location -

5. Learning Targets

5.1. I can look at and interpret geographic map information from a variety of sources to use in my own life.

5.2. I can draw conclusions about the human and physical locations around the earth asking why cities developed in certain areas around the globe.

5.3. Essential Questions

5.3.1. I can learn what the different forms of maps are and how I can use them to my benefit.

5.3.2. I can describe what representations on a map mean.

5.3.3. I can describe the pattern of human population distribution in the world.

5.3.4. What are the tools that are essential for geographers?

5.3.5. What can maps tell us?

5.3.6. How will learning about Geography impact our understanding of the world?

6. Wikipanion Exercise

6.1. Describe geography of Minnesota

6.2. What different types of geography are located in the State of Minnesota?

7. Tools, Resources & Standards

7.1. Apple TV

7.1.1. Use Mappist App

7.1.2. Use Plane Finder

7.1.3. GeoUSA App

7.2. Ipad

7.2.1. Google Earth

7.2.2. Pages for Notes

7.2.3. Wikipanion App

7.2.4. IBook Geography Chapter 1 Demonstrate highlighting tool Demonstrate Flashcard Study Tool

7.3. Use PBS Point of View ! !

7.4. Minnesota State Standards

7.4.1. Geography Geographic Inquiry is a process in which people ask geographic questions and gather, organize and analyze information to solve problems and plan for the future. People use geographic representations and geospatial technologies to acquire, process and report information within a spatial context.

7.4.2. Focused Instruction Unit 1 Geography

8. Lesson Plan

8.1. Have students draw a slip to figure out which one they will get.

8.1.1. Have each student look up a type of map

9. Introduction

9.1. Have you used maps in the past and if you have - how?

9.1.1. Not really maps but GPS (Global Positioning System) Finding Directions

9.1.2. Navigation system in a car

9.1.3. Globe

9.2. What ways can we use maps?

9.2.1. Overall Directions Getting lost Routes - Short Cuts

9.2.2. Fitness Bike Trails

9.2.3. Google Maps Information Gasoline prices Restaurants