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Showing Grade 2, Unit 2, Location and Place: Geography
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House on Maple Street

Description: In this lesson to accompany the book House on Maple Street by Bonnie Pryor, learn about how communities change over time. See how people and technology cause changes in the land and the economy of a region. Compare this to where you live. Standards K.4.4, 1.4.3, and 2.2.4

Author: Patricia King Robeson, Montgomery County Public Schools

Lesson ID: 510

International Boiling Point Project

Description: We've got people all over the world boiling water: We've got climbers in Mt. Everest, school children in La Paz, Bolivia and college professors in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Find out the boiling point for water at your house or school and input your data onto the Internet. Standards 1.2.1, 1.2.4, and 2.2.1

Author: Networking Infrastructure in Education, New Jersey

Lesson ID: 570

Introduction to Latitude and Longitude

Description: This lesson introduces students to latitude and longitude. They will look at lines of latitude and longitude on a United States map and discuss the reasons why these lines are helpful. Students will also discuss the ways that temperatures vary with latitude and will explain the clothes they might wear at specific latitudes. Standard 2.2.1

Author: National Geographic Xpeditions

Lesson ID: 1473

Making a Landform Map

Description: Students will make a salt and flour map to demonstrate their understanding of landforms. A simple rubricis included. Standards 2.2.2

Author: Julie Everett-Sahlin, Aldine ISD

Lesson ID: 686

Mama Is a Miner

Description: Using the story Mama Is a Miner, learn about economics by exploring the many tasks that coal miners do. Then find the locations of coal mines in the United States. K.3, 1.2.4, 1.6.2, and 2.2.4

Author: Barbara Yingling

Lesson ID: 690

Map Scale

Description: Read a story about Nikki. Use the map scale to determine the distance Nikki's mother would have to walk to get to the pasture where Nikki landed. Have Nikki's mother stand at different areas of the park and develop a list of distances between these areas and the pasture. Standards 1.2.3 and 2.2.1

Author: U.S. Geologic Survey, USGS Learning Web

Lesson ID: 695

Map Your Schoolyard

Description: Geologists do a lot of mapping. You can do the same thing in your schoolyard. This exercise introduces the ideas that: maps are drawings of an area as seen from above; maps have a scale and north arrow; maps have legends to explain the meaning of different symbols and colors; and maps can be used to navigate. Standards 1.2.2, 1.2.3, and 2.2.0

Author: U.S. Geologic Survey

Lesson ID: 1376


Description: These four mapping related activities will be just the ticket for exploring and mastering primary grade geography standards. Make a map of your school playground, map the route to your home for a friend, use grid lines and coordinates to find an exact location, and learn the seven continents through song. Standards 1.2.3, 2.2.1

Author: Candy Stoltz

Lesson ID: 699

Our Ancestors' Journeys

Description: Read aloud Grandfather's Journey to the students. On a world map trace the travels of the grandfather. Have students predict which parts of the United States the grandfather visited by analyzing the physical features shown in the illustrations of the book. List the forms of transportation that were taken by the grandfather. Tell the students that they are going to write their own version of the story using their grandparent as the main character. Standard 2.2.3

Author: California Geographic Alliance

Lesson ID: 792

Our Continent - Our Place

Description: Give each student two blank outline maps of North America, one for physical features and one with the country outlines. Have each student copy the features onto his/her own map. The students draw the features after the teacher has modeled how and where on an overhead map. It is better to have the students draw, locate and label the places themselves because the processes of writing and looking several times at the shapes and positions makes the map more likely to go into long term memory. The legend can be constructed along with the labeling. Standard 2.2.2

Author: California Geograpic Alliance

Lesson ID: 793

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