Talking about Geography
1 Essential question: Why is it important to read maps and know names of different states of the US and different continents and countries of the world?
Who doesn't love a quiz? Or spinning the globe and seeing where you land?
Today we are going to learn about geography and talk about what we learned with a prtner.
A strategy we will use is to use quizzes on the apps WOW maps, Continents, and TapQuiz (States). After that, we can explore photos of different continents on GeoWalk. I am going to demo how each app works on the LCD TV.
I will show the major features of the app and will sample the quiz. I want you to focus on one continent. Try to learn as much as you can about its geography. Use your directional words to tell your partner where that country is. Give each pair a question: Where is Africa? Where is the Actic Ocean? etc.
Now you try to learn more about the world’s geography. First learn the names of the continents on WOW maps, practice your knowledge with the quiz. Second, learn about oceans on Continents. Third, practice knowledge of US on TapQuiz. Lastly, explore the world on GeoWalk and share 1-2 facts.
Outcome wanted: Students will be able to reflect on their learning by writing a short paragraph about a favorite app of the four, and backing up that opinon with 1-2 facts they you learned, including directional vocabulary: South, North, East, West, NW, NE, NW, and SW.
Extension: Share which country or continent you would like to visit and why.