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Week 6 lesson Plan
Due Date: 9/8/2013
Subject: Social Studies

9/9   MONDAY

 SPI 7.3.15: Interpret a map indicating scale, distance, direction (Handbook + Lots of practice)

SPI 7.3.1: Identifying and using the basic elements of maps and mapping

SPI 7.3.14: Distinguish between types of maps -political, physical, climatic, land-use resource, contour, elevation, topographic. (Handbook + several examples of each in the text book and on the internet)

EQ: How do you interpret a map using scale, distance, and direction? What are the basic elements of maps and mapping? What are the different types of maps and their purposes?

 

Activity 1

 

4 Square Charts

 

Activity 2

Map Practices

 

 

Map Activity 1

 

Map Activity 2

 

9/10  TUESDAY

 

 SPI 7.3.11: Recognize specific physical processes that operate on the Earth’s surface (i.e. erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, wind and water currents, plate tectonics, and weathering)

 

SPI 7.3.13: recognizing the definition of modifications on the physical environment (i.e. erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, wind and water currents, plate tectonics, and weathering)

 

EQ: How do I recognize specific processes on earth? What are the definitions of specific environmental changes?

 

Daily Geo (10 mins.)

 

  1. What is the molten rock in the mantle? (pg. 28)
  2. In which atmospheric layer is the ozone found?
  3. Why is the Arctic not a continent? (pg. 28)
  4. What are tectonic plates? (pg. 29)

 

 

 

Review/finish layers of the Earth (10 mins.)

 

  1. View video/song for layers of the Earth

 

 

 

Map Practice (25 mins.)

 

  1. Complete map practice
  2. Review answers (10 mins.)

 

 

 

Discuss Thematic Map project and work for tomorrow (5 mins.)

 

 

 

Map Activity 3

 

 

 

HW: None

9/11  WEDNESDAY

 SPI 7.3.15: Interpret a map indicating scale, distance, direction (Handbook + Lots of practice)

SPI 7.3.1: Identifying and using the basic elements of maps and mapping

SPI 7.3.14: Distinguish between types of maps -political, physical, climatic, land-use resource, contour, elevation, topographic. (Handbook + several examples of each in the text book and on the internet)

EQ: How do you interpret a map using scale, distance, and direction? What are the basic elements of maps and mapping? What are the different types of maps and their purposes?

 

Daily Geo

  1. What is the innermost layer of the Earth called?
  2. What is atmosphere?
  3. What is biosphere?

 

TSW complete Map/Graphs Review sheet on his/her own paper and turn it in.

 

TSW complete the Map Skills: Map Activity #2 sheet and turn it in.

 

 

HW: None

 

SPI 7.3.11: Recognize specific physical processes that operate on the Earth’s surface (i.e. erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, wind and water currents, plate tectonics, and weathering)

 

SPI 7.3.13: recognizing the definition of modifications on the physical environment (i.e. erosion, volcanoes, earthquakes, wind and water currents, plate tectonics, and weathering)

 

EQ: How do I recognize specific processes on earth? What are the definitions of specific environmental changes?

 

Daily Geo (15 mins.)

 

  1. Complete study guide for test over maps and graphs
  2. Add relief, parallels, and meridians

 

 

 

Review answers (15 mins.)

 

 

 

Intro to Internal Forces—pp (30 mins.)

 

  1. Notes on plate tectonics theory
  2. Notes on types of plate movements

 

 HW: None

9/12  Thursday

SPI 7.3.15: Interpret a map indicating scale, distance, direction (Handbook + Lots of practice)

SPI 7.3.1: Identifying and using the basic elements of maps and mapping

SPI 7.3.14: Distinguish between types of maps -political, physical, climatic, land-use resource, contour, elevation, topographic. (Handbook + several examples of each in the text book and on the internet)

EQ: How do you interpret a map using scale, distance, and direction? What are the basic elements of maps and mapping? What are the different types of maps and their purposes?

9/13   Friday

 

Exam: Graphs, Maps, Charts

 



Week Three Lesson Plan
Due Date: 8/25/2013
Subject: Social Studies

Monday 8/26

SPI 7.3.15: Interpret a map indicating scale, distance, direction (Handbook + Lots of practice)

SPI 7.3.1: Identifying and using the basic elements of maps and mapping

SPI 7.3.14: Distinguish between types of maps -political, physical, climatic, land-use resource, contour, elevation, topographic. (Handbook + several examples of each in the text book and on the internet)

EQ: How do you interpret a map using scale, distance, and direction? What are the basic elements of maps and mapping? What are the different types of maps and their purposes?

Daily Geo (15 mins.)

  1. What type of map is on pg. 125?
  2. Which type of map shows one piece of information?
  3. What type of map is on pg. 155?
  4. What is an image from the sky called?

Cornell Notes—Learning Map Basics (20 mins.)

1.     Finish pp and notes

2.     For scale, look at pg. 77 and 79 in TCAP Coach

Activity—pg. 121 in textbook (model it) (25 mins.)

1.     TSW practice identifying distances between cities using a scale

Tuesday 8/27

SPI 7.3.10: Identify the characteristics that define a region geographically.

EQ: How do you identify the characteristics that define a region geographically?

Daily Geo

TSW label a practice map of Europe, Asia, Africa important physical features.

 

Introduce regions with TCAP book, S(stop)T(think)R(respond) literacy strategy, and Place Map activity (40 mins.)

1.     Divide a piece of paper into four parts and label “region” in the middle with a square

2.     Each box will define a particular type of region: physical, cultural, functional, and formal

3.     Each region will be labeled with a definition/description and example

 

HW: None

Wednesday 8/28

SPI 7.3.2, 7.3.6, 7.3.9

SPI 7.3.10: Identify the characteristics that define a region geographically.

EQ: What are the Earth’s major physical characteristics? What are the coordinates for major points on the globe? What are the locations of the Earth’s major landforms and bodies of water? How do you identify the characteristics that define a region geographically?

Daily Geo (10 mins.)

1.     Answer the review questions about regions

 

Grade blue workbook pages 33-34, 41-42, and 49-50. (10 mins.)

 

Finish copying study guide for Friday’s exam and review (10 mins.)

 Thursday 8/29

SPI 7.3.10: Identify the characteristics that define a region geographically.

SPI 7.3.15 Interpret a map indicating scale, distance, and direction

SPI 7.3.1 Identifying and using the basic elements of mapping

EQ: How do you identify the characteristics that define a region geographically? How do you interpret a map using scale, distance, and direction? What are the basic elements of maps and mapping?

Daily Geo (10 mins.)

1.     List 4 things you learned about climate regions

 

Review world climate regions (5 mins.)

1.     Northern and Southern Hemispheres mirror images

2.     Area’s climate depends on latitude

Introduce grids and absolute location—lat. and long. (10 mins.)

1.     Draw compass rose

2.     Define absolute location (exact place)

3.     Draw and define grid

4.     Discuss needing coordinates (lat., long.) to find absolute location

Model and begin Lat. and Long. Practice—Star (Side A) and Texas (Side B) (30 mins.)

FRIDAY 8/30

SPI 7.3.2, 7.3.6, 7.3.9

SPI 7.3.10: Identify the characteristics that define a region geographically.

EQ: What are the Earth’s major physical characteristics? What are the coordinates for major points on the globe? What are the locations of the Earth’s major landforms and bodies of water? How do you identify the characteristics that define a region geographically?

 

 

1st Exam

Landform map

Maps

Maps vs. Globes

Five themes of Geography

Regions

Water

Lines of latitude and longitude

Introduce World Climate Regions

  1. Discuss frigid, temperate, and tropic zones—color and label on map (10 mins.)
  2. TSW use the Color Me Climate sheet to discover the different climate regions of the world; make a color key (20 mins.)