Week of April 2nd

THURSDAY – Warm up – Southern Africa Quiz Game Your goal is to get 100% twice. QUIZ ON FRIDAY!

Once warm up is completed, finish up the Country Data Sheet AND the backstory of how your country came to be. Turn those in in Google Classroom.

NEXT STEPS: Review these sites linked below. By “review” I mean STUDY them…together in your group. You must make a final decision on which landforms you will include in your new country. You are not locked into the five listed on your data sheet. You may change those if you wish. You may add more than five to your country, but you must have AT LEAST five.

While it is important that YOU CAN IDENTIFY a majority of the landforms listed on these sites, the MOST IMPORTANT discussion to have in your group is HOW THESE LAND-FORMS WILL AFFECT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR COUNTRY.

World Landforms – Click on the words in the diagram to learn more.

Types of Landforms

More about Landforms!

Once you have made a decision on which landforms to include in your country, take a look at the maps linked at the end of this lesson to get an idea of how to map it. Think about the following as you set out to begin mapping:

Map elements that must be included – a key; a compass rose; a title; labels on physical features (example – the mesas in the Rogue Valley are called Upper and Lower Table Rock); a distance scale, and full color throughout.

Read about distance scales here.

(You do not need to read about Map Projections, etc…)

Here is a more advanced and in depth look at distance scales on maps.

Check out these for idea generators.

The Land of Good and Bad

The Island of Many Forms

 

 

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – Southern Africa Quiz Game Your goal is to get 100% twice. QUIZ ON FRIDAY!

Activity – See Tuesday’s post. READ BOTH LINKS REGARDING TYPES OF LAND-FORMS.

TUESDAY – Warm up – Southern Africa Quiz Game Your goal is to get 100% twice.

Activity – See the directions and your data sheet posted in GC.

Types of Landforms

More about Landforms!

CIA World Factbook

 

 

MONDAY – Warm up – Southern Africa Quiz Game Your goal is to get 100% twice.

Video Activity: While you are viewing this video series, be thinking about how countries divide their territory into administrative units. The USA is divided into states; as you have seen, other countries are divided into regions that may have different names, such as provinces, districts, or prefectures.  This video series will give insight into WHY the lines are drawn the way they are. PAY ATTENTION to the reasons they are drawn so that you can apply these same principles when you divide your country into administrative units.

Force of  Nature

 

 

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