Grade level and unit:
Grade 9 Geography
Human Environmental Interaction
- Students will understand the impact of the environment on peoples lives.
- Students will plan and organize a long term project.
- Students will develop skill working on a team.
This lesson can be taught in 10 class periods.
Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills:
Chronological and Spatial Thinking
3.Students use a variety of map and documents to interpret human movement, including major patterns of domestic and international migration; changing environmental preferences and settlement patterns; the frictions that develop between population groups; and the diffusion of ideas, technological innovations, and goods
4.students relate current events to the physical and human characteristics of places and regions
5.students analyze human modifications of a landscapes, and examine the resulting environmental policy issues
Management and Assessment Tips:
- A good way to keep a handle on individual participation is to assign a separate grade for the participation of each student based on your observation of on-task behavior. This will ensure more even distribution of work from the team members.
- Emphasize the daily progress of student investigations during the road trip by having students report out to the whole group at the beginning of class.
- It will be good to spot check progress, and collect journal notebooks at regular intervals to iron out difficulties, make revision suggestions, and keep them on the road to success.
- Set clear tasks and monitor Internet use of groups to ensure maximum on-task behavior, and minimal surfing or downtime.
- Chart paper
- Maps of the United States