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Geography

GLECES
1-G1.0.1 Construct simple maps of the classroom to demonstrate aerial
perspective.
1-G1.0.2 Give examples of places that have absolute locations. (eg. home
address, school address)
1-G1.0.3 Use personal directions (left, right, front, back) to describe the relative
location of significant places in the school environment.
1-G1.0.4 Distinguish between landmasses and bodies of water using maps and
globes.

Books

Interactive desk map

Interactive student notebook

printables (Coloring Pages)

Project

Mapping the Classroom


* constuct a map of the classroom from an aerial perspective

A Key With No Lock

Poems

The View from Above


By Cherry Carl
A map is a picture that holds the key
To finding our way from sea to sea,
With symbols and signs, colors and lines,
And all of the mapmakers special designs.

By Cherry Carl

Every map has a special key


So you know what is earth
and what is the sea.
Oceans and rivers and lakes
are blue,
But I know that and so do
you!
Trees and grass are usually
green,
On every map that Ive ever
seen!
Roads and freeways are easy
signs . . .
Theyre usually marked with
big black lines.
Every map has a special key,
So, when you look, youll
always see
Symbols and signs that help
you read

Humor

more humor

Q. Why do paper maps never win at poker?


A. Because they always fold.

What is a cow without a map?


Udderly lost

Lesson Plan one

Finding Where you are

Lesson Plan two

Map and Globe Skills

Websites

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/mapping-classroom
/?ar_a=1
This website has teacher resources as well as activities with directions,
objectives, preparation and background knowledge.
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/social-studies.html
This website has tons of interactive sites for kids given to practice any type of
social studies unit.

Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjpghOjA0qI

Works Cited

Aulia, M. (2007, December 10). Fun Stuffs Archives - Page 6 of 6 - Craving Tech -Technology and Reviews. Retrieved
February 26, 2015, from http://www.cravingtech.com/category/others/jokes/page/6
Berson, M., Howard, T., & Salinas, C. (2010). Harcourt social studies (pp. 56-61). Orlando, Fla.: Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt Publishing.
Carl.C. A Sense of Place online,poetry.
Find Land and Water. (2000, January 1). Retrieved February 26, 2015, from
https://www.teachervision.com/geography/printable/50229.html
Jokes for Kids: Word play. (2014, January 1). Retrieved February 26, 2015, from http://www.kidspot.com.au/kidsactivities-and-games/Kids-jokes 34/Jokes-for-kids-Word-play 12168.htm
Knowlton, J., & Barton, H. (1985). Maps & globes. New York: Crowell.
Map Jokes - Humor - Geography. (2015, January 1). Retrieved February 26, 2015, from
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/blhumor9.htm
National Geographic Education. (1996, January 1). Retrieved February 26, 2015, from
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?ar_a=1
Oqen, K. (2011, January 1). Social Studies. Retrieved February 26, 2015, from
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/social-studies.html

Works cited continued

Rabe, T., & Ruiz, A. (2002). There's a map on my lap! New York: Random House
Ray, M. (2013, January 6). Globe, Teacher and the Rockbots. Retrieved February 26, 2015, from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjpghOjA0qI
Social studies alive! My school and family(Student ed., Vol. Interactive desk maps). (2010). Palo Alto, Calif.: Teachers'
Curriculum Institute.
Social studies alive! My school and family(Student ed., Vol. Interactive student notebook, pp. 42-43). (2010). Palo Alto,
Calif.: Teachers' Curriculum Institute.
Sweeney, J., & Cable, A. (1996). Me on the map. New York: Crown.