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Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
    --Language Arts
  • Educational Technology
  • Social Studies
    --Geography

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

On a world map mark ten places associated with these fun facts. Printable page included.

Objectives

Students

  • learn interesting facts about a variety of places in the world.
  • use available resource materials (atlases, encyclopedias, the Internet) to pinpoint on a world map the locations of ten places associated with the facts presented.

Keywords

geography, world, facts, map, outline map

Materials Needed

  • a world map (resources provided)
  • Map a World of Facts printable page
  • access to resources with maps (for example, atlases, encyclopedias, the Internet)

Lesson Plan

This activity requires that students have access to the Internet or to plenty of maps, sets of encyclopedia, and other geography resources. Students might work on this activity on their own or in pairs.

Print out a world map for each student. If you do not have a map to use, here are a couple of free online sources for you:
World Map 1
World Map 2

Provide students with a copy of the Map a World of Facts printable page. You might print out the page for each student or student pair or you might save paper by projecting the image of the page on a screen. You can do that by

  • using a projector attached to your computer or
  • copying the page onto a transparency and using an overhead projector to project it on the wall.

Challenge students to pinpoint on their world maps the locations associated with each of the ten facts presented on the Map a World of Facts printable page.

Assessment

Check students' maps for accuracy.

Lesson Plan Source

EducationWorld.com

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Reading for Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Geography
GRADES K - 12
NSS-G.K-12.1 The World in Spatial Terms
NSS-G.K-12.2 Places and Regions
NSS-G.K-12.3 Physical Systems
NSS-G.K-12.4 Human Systems
NSS-G.K-12.5 Environment and Society
NSS-G.K-12.6 Uses of Geography

TECHNOLOGY
GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
NT.K-12.5 Technology Research Tools

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04/26/2006





 

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