Apr 23, 2017
Discovering Location

Web Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan Worksheet Image courtesy of: http://geography.mrdonn.org/powerpoints/latitude_longitude.gif Blog or Wiki Address: http://jruttschow.blogdrive.com/ Subject Matter: Social Studies – California: A Changing State Grade Level: Fourth Grade Lesson Objective: Learners will demonstrate understanding of the coordinate grid system, prime meridian, equator, north & south poles and the Earth’s hemispheres. Common Core State Standard and/or Academic Content Standard: State Standard 4.1 requires students are able to: 1) Understand latitude and longitude to identify locations in California and Earth 2) Understand the difference between the North and South Poles, equator, prime meridian, the tropics and the hemispheres as well use coordinates to plot locations. 3) Identify California’s capital. Understand and explain how the different regions’ characteristics and environment of California affect human activity. 4) Identify the location of and their effects on town growth for the Pacific Ocean, rivers, valleys and mountain passes. 5) Explain the differences of California communities explaining land use, vegetation, wildlife, climate, population density, architecture, services and transportation. Explanation should include maps, charts and pictures. For this assignment we will focus on 4.1 & 4.2. www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/histsocscistnd.pdf Technology Standard: NETS for Students: 1.c. Using technology students find information that improves their practice and shows their learning. (http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/NETS_for_Students.htm) Website Addresses Used as Resources: 1. http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0014-latitude.php 2. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/polar-temperatures/ 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYwA_8qMt9I Student Research Questions: Essential Question: See discussion of essential questions in week seven documents and resources or learning activities folder. 1. How can you find the location of San Francisco, California? Subsidiary Questions (6-10): 2. What is latitude? 3. What is longitude? 4. What is the prime meridian? 5. Where is it found? 6. What is the equator? 7. Where is it found? 8. Name 3 differences between the north and south poles. 9. What are the 4 hemispheres called? 10. Name the hemisphere(s) where North America is located. Bonus Question: Did you complete the assignment on your own? Did you need help navigating the websites? Assessment: The internet promoted student learning through reading information. The students had to pull out the pertinent information and respond to questions. Students also needed to have the ability to understand how to follow a link and search a website for information. I will assess student learning with this assignment through their answers to the questions asked. A criteria for grading this learning activity would be if the answers given reflected the information on the websites, showing that the student was able to navigate both the blog and websites. Another criteria would be if the correct answers were found from the websites. An additional criteria to meet would be if the student was able to collect information on their own.

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