Curriculum Map (Geography Studies for Quarter 1)

  • Social Studies

     

    Week 1-2

    Week 3

    Week 4-5

    Week 6  

    Week 7

    Week 8  

    Week 9

    Essential Questions

    1.Since we now have

    personal GPS devices, why is it important to have map skills at all?

    2.How do maps

    reflect the reality and differences of our societies and cultures around the world?

    3. Has our world

    metaphorically grown smaller/more interconnected with the advent

    of technology?

    4. How have

    cartographers affected

    our perspective of

    national events/disaster preparation/human-environmental interaction etc?

    1. Which basic map

    skills do we need to

    understand and identify

    the continents and

    oceans?

    2.  How do continents

    and oceans affect the way in which cultures evolve?

    3. The

    earth is an ever

    changing planet.How

    could future continental

    movement/political changes/environmental changes shape our perspective or world view/circumstances?

     

    1. How do landforms

    affect the topography of the surface of the globe; and, how do they contribute to natural boundaries?

    2. What central factors contribute to the formation and

    unification of regions?

    3. How do nations react when landforms, such

    as mountain ranges are shared between

    countries? Does it allow for shared cultures or

    border wars?

    1. What impact does

    time have on our lives?

    2. How does math affect time?

    3. Why do we, as

    humans, feel compelled to tell time?

    4. How does a time

    zone map work?

    5. How do landforms

    create cultural

    geographical differences?

    6. Why do we associate landforms so strongly with specific geographic regions?

    1.How are cultures

    affected by the physical processes of the region

    in which they form?

    2.How do we apply the scientific knowledge we

    have of earthquakes and

    volcanoes to improve our chances of survival

    from these natural

    disasters?

    3.Earthquakes and

    volcanoes are viewed in

    a negative light by

    humans, but can we

    apply what we learn

    scientifically to find

    any positive effects

    on

    the environment?

    1.In recent years, major environmental

    accidents such as the British Petroleum oil

    spill in the Gulf of

    Mexico in 2010 have been shown to have affected certain ocean currents. What could the long term effects of altering any aspects of our ocean currents? How would it affect

    mankind on a global

    level?

    2.Erosion may have

    negative effects on the environment, but how might civilization in

    certain parts of the

    world have failed to

    prosper without the process?

    3.The water cycle is a never ending process that occurs even when we are not noticing it in the form of rain, etc.

    How does the water

    cycle affect the lives of humans on the planet in

    less noticeable ways?



    1.Although you are a resident of this state,what do you really

    know about AZ?

    2.How does geography

    determine what the major products of a

    state will be?

    3.How do the major

    rivers of the state affect

    the commerce and culture of communities?

    4. How do communities

    in AZ differ in

    culture according to the

    geographic divisions of

    the various physical regions

    of the state.  

    Skill(s)/

    Vocabulary

    Skill 1. Identify and use the

    basic elements of

    maps and mapping.


    Skill 2.Locate on a map specific lines of longitude and

    latitude. (i.e., Prime

    Meridian,

    International Date

    Line, Equator, North

    and South Poles,

    Tropics of

    Cancer and

    Capricorn, Arctic

    Antarctic circles).


    Skill 3. Distinguish between

    types of maps. (i.e.

    political, physical,

    climatic,

    land use resource,

    contour, elevation,

    topographic.)


    Tier III:

    Equator

    Prime Meridian

    GPS

    Cartographer

    Map projection

    Globe

    Map

    Thematic Map

    Political Map

    Physical Map

    Location

    Legend

    Latitude/Parallel

    Longitude/Meridian

    Cardinal Direction

    Intermediate Direction

    Compass Rose


    Tier II:

    Arrange

    Assemble

    Categorize

    Collect

    Combine

    Compose

    Construct

    Create

    Design

    Develop

    Devise

    Explain

    Generate

    Plan

    Prepare

    Reconstruct

    Relate

    Revise

    Rewrite

    Summarize

    Synthesize

    S.P.I. 7.3.2

    Locate the Earth’s

    major physical

    characteristics (i.e.,7 continents, 5

    oceans).


    Generate a list of renewable/non-renewable resources and their respective locations.


    Tier III:

    Equator

    Prime Meridian

    GPS

    Cartographer

    Map projection

    Globe

    Map

    Thematic Map

    Political Map

    Physical Map

    Location

    Legend

    Latitude/Parallel

    Longitude/Meridian

    Cardinal Direction

    Intermediate Direction

    Compass Rose


    Tier II:

    Arrange

    Assemble

    Categorize

    Collect

    Combine

    Compose

    Construct

    Create

    Design

    Develop

    Devise

    Explain

    Generate

    Plan

    Prepare

    Reconstruct

    Relate

    Revise

    Rewrite

    Summarize

    Synthesize

    • 3.04

    Understand the physical

    and human characteristics of

    place.

    • 3.05

    Understand that

    common physical and cultural

    characteristics create regions.

    • 3.06

    Understand how

    physical processes shape the

    Earth’s natural landscapes and

    affect environments


    Tier III:

    Equator

    Prime Meridian

    GPS

    Cartographer

    Map projection

    Globe

    Map

    Thematic Map

    Political Map

    Physical Map

    Location

    Legend

    Latitude/Parallel

    Longitude/Meridian

    Cardinal Direction

    Intermediate Direction

    Compass Rose


    Tier II:

    Arrange

    Assemble

    Categorize

    Collect

    Combine

    Compose

    Construct

    Create

    Design

    Develop

    Devise

    Explain

    Generate

    Plan

    Prepare

    Reconstruct

    Relate

    Revise

    Rewrite

    Summarize

    Synthesize

    • 3.03

    Understand the

    characteristics and uses of spatial organization of Earth’ssurface.

    -S.P.I. 7.3.6.

    Locate on a map

    specific lines of

    longitude and

    latitude. (i.e., Prime

    Meridian,

    International Date

    Line...)

    -S.P.I. 7.3.17

    Read and interpret a time zone map.


    Tier III:

    Equator

    Prime Meridian

    GPS

    Cartographer

    Map projection

    Globe

    Map

    Thematic Map

    Political Map

    Physical Map

    Location

    Legend

    Latitude/Parallel

    Longitude/Meridian

    Cardinal Direction

    Intermediate Direction

    Compass Rose


    Tier II:

    Arrange

    Assemble

    Categorize

    Collect

    Combine

    Compose

    Construct

    Create

    Design

    Develop

    Devise

    Explain

    Generate

    Plan

    Prepare

    Reconstruct

    Relate

    Revise

    Rewrite

    Summarize

    Synthesize

    S.P.I.7.3.10

    Identify the

    characteristics that

    define a region

    geographically

    S.P.I. 7.3.16

    Demonstrate

    understanding of

    characteristics and

    implications of a

    diverse

    global

    culture.

    S.P.I. 7.3.11

    Recognize specific

    physical processes

    that operate on the

    Earth's surface (i.e.,

    erosion, volcanoes,

    earthquakes, wind

    and water currents,

    plate tectonics, and

    weathering).


    Tier III:

    Equator

    Prime Meridian

    GPS

    Cartographer

    Map projection

    Globe

    Map

    Thematic Map

    Political Map

    Physical Map

    Location

    Legend

    Latitude/Parallel

    Longitude/Meridian

    Cardinal Direction

    Intermediate Direction

    Compass Rose


    Tier II:

    Arrange

    Assemble

    Categorize

    Collect

    Combine

    Compose

    Construct

    Create

    Design

    Develop

    Devise

    Explain

    Generate

    Plan

    Prepare

    Reconstruct

    Relate

    Revise

    Rewrite

    Summarize

    Synthesize

    S.P.I. 7.3.11

    Recognize specific

    physical processes

    that operate on the

    Earth's

    surface (i.e., erosion,

    volcanoes,

    earthquakes, wind

    and water currents,

    plate

    tectonics, and

    weathering).


    Tier III:

    Equator

    Prime Meridian

    GPS

    Cartographer

    Map projection

    Globe

    Map

    Thematic Map

    Political Map

    Physical Map

    Location

    Legend

    Latitude/Parallel

    Longitude/Meridian

    Cardinal Direction

    Intermediate Direction

    Compass Rose


    Tier II:

    Arrange

    Assemble

    Categorize

    Collect

    Combine

    Compose

    Construct

    Create

    Design

    Develop

    Devise

    Explain

    Generate

    Plan

    Prepare

    Reconstruct

    Relate

    Revise

    Rewrite

    Summarize

    Synthesize

    S.P.I. 7.3.3

    Identify the major river systems of

    AZ.

    S.P.I. 7.3.5.

    Select the natural resources found in the divisions

    of AZ

    (coal, copper, timber,

    plants, animals.)

    S.P.I. 7.3.7

    Compare the two largest cities of AZ using a bar

    graph.

    S.P.I. 7.3.12

    Identify the

    physical regions of AZ.  


    Tier III:

    Equator

    Prime Meridian

    GPS

    Cartographer

    Map projection

    Globe

    Map

    Thematic Map

    Political Map

    Physical Map

    Location

    Legend

    Latitude/Parallel

    Longitude/Meridian

    Cardinal Direction

    Intermediate Direction

    Compass Rose


    Tier II:

    Arrange

    Assemble

    Categorize

    Collect

    Combine

    Compose

    Construct

    Create

    Design

    Develop

    Devise

    Explain

    Generate

    Plan

    Prepare

    Reconstruct

    Relate

    Revise

    Rewrite

    Summarize

    Synthesize

    Activities/

    Resources

    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/tech-support/?ar_a=1


    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B97hP-foMz-JQlpuZElwcS1Jc0U/edit?usp=sharing


    http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/ssmaps.html


    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/10-ways-give-your-students-world/?ar_a=1


    Assessment: Use the following links/activities to aid in writing a reflective summation on the essential questions listed.   

    Generate/categorize/explain a comprehensive chart of resources, then

    categorize as renewable or

    nonrenewable; explain their uses

    locally, regionally, and globally

    using graphic organizers and summative analysis.


    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801142420.htm


    Use the article link above to to write a 2+ paragraph synopsis/analysis which addresses essential question #3.





    Using specific lines of latitude, create climate zones on a world map; infer connections to the

    ecosystems and cultural aspects

    of people living in those zones. 2+ paragraphs.


    http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=continents-oceans-review


    Complete the above online landforms map activity.

    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/tech-support/?ar_a=1


    http://www.timeticker.com/


    ID time zones and geographic characteristics from the above link provided.

    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/tech-support/?ar_a=1


    https://docs.google.com/a/goaj.org/presentation/d/16VdylYW4VeoEgt8VxJp8xEQ0ayI6yVraBFWS9pOljN0/edit#slide=id.i0


    Use the PowerPoint link above for review/analysis/ and summative writing activity.

    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/tech-support/?ar_a=1


    https://docs.google.com/a/goaj.org/presentation/d/1N1jBuqexXeWo3fswww4unuVPDU5YcaoN-mRXwTBkAoQ/edit#slide=id.i0

    Weathering PowerPoint link above for practice discussion etc.


    http://www.regentsearthscience.com/jeopardy/erosion/jeopardy.htm


    Use the above link to play environment Jeopardy.


    Following the Jeopardy game, take the online summative assessment.

    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/tech-support/?ar_a=1


    Read this primary

    document and

    determine what

    constitutes it as a primary document;

    then, write a detailed

    summary of the article

    in chronological order.




    Common Core Standards

    CCSS

    ELA

    Literacy.RH.6

    8.7

    Integrate visual

    information (e.g., in charts,

    graphs, photographs, videos,

    or maps) with other

    information in print and digitaltexts.

    ELA


    Literacy/RH/6


    Determine

    the meaning of

    words and phrases as they are

    used in a text, including

    vocabulary specific to

    domains related to

    history/social studies.



    CCSS.ELA

    Literacy.RH.6

    8.2

    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


    ELA

    Literacy.RH.6

    8.7

    Integrate visual information

    (e.g., in charts, grap

    hs,

    photographs, videos, or maps)

    with other information in print

    and digital texts.

     

    CCSS.ELA

    Literacy.RH.6

    8.3

    Identify key steps in a text’s

    description of a process

    related to

    history/social

    studies


    CCSS.ELA

    Literacy.RH.6

    8.2

    Determine the central

    ideas or information

    of a

    primary or secondary source;

    provide an accurate summary

    of the source distinct from

    prior knowledge or opinions

    CCSS.ELA Literacy.RH.6

    8.3

    Identify key steps in a text’s

    description of a process

    related to history/social studies


    CCSS.ELA

    Literacy.RH.6.8.8

    Distinguish among fact,

    opinion, and reasoned

    judgment in a text.

     

     

     

    CCSS.ELA

    -

    Literacy.RH.6

    -

    8.8

    Distinguish among fact,

    opinion, and reasoned

    judgment in a text.



    CCSS

    ELA

    Literacy.RH.6

    8.7

    Integrate visual

    information (e.g., in charts,

    graphs, photographs, videos,

    or maps) with other

    information in print and digitaltexts.

    ELA


    Literacy/RH/6


    Determine

    the meaning of

    words and phrases as they are

    used in a text, including

    vocabulary specific to

    domains related to

    history/social studies.



    CCSS.ELA

    Literacy.RH.6

    8.2

    Determine the central

    ideas or information

    of a

    primary or secondary source;

    provide an accurate summary

    of the source distinct from

    prior knowledge or opinions