Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Geography Unit Plan
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Geography Unit Plan

6,672
views

Published on

A unit lesson plan on Geography for the fifth grade

A unit lesson plan on Geography for the fifth grade

Published in: Education, Technology

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
6,672
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
50
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Geography Unit Plan Ms. Marie Louise Lawson Librarian
  • 2. The Geography Unit  Intended for Grade 5 students  Will utilize research and presentation skills  Focus on United States Geography to introduce World Geography section  Fits in with the Grade 5 Geography unit for classroom and library instruction
  • 3. Goals and Objectives  Give students an understanding of the regions of the United States  Instruct students on different types of maps through example  Allow students to work individually and as part of a group to complete project  Creation of a PowerPoint presentation to continue with technological education
  • 4. Rationale  Students benefit from working in groups, as well as researching individually  Each student is responsible for a part of the final presentation  Enhanced presentation combines technology with the geography unit
  • 5. Content and CCCS  United States geographical regions, as researched within groups • Standard 6.6.B.1: Compare and contrast the physical and human characteristics of places in regions in New Jersey, the United States, and the world.  Individual states within those regions, as researched by each student • Standard 6.1.A.5: Examine current issues, events, or themes and relate them to past events. • Standard 6.1.A.6: Formulate questions based on information needs • Standard 6.1.A.7: Use effective strategies for locating information.  Inclusion of topographical and physical maps • Standard 6.6.A.6: Distinguish among the major map types, including physical, political, topographic, and demographic.  Continued lesson in PowerPoint with presentation of all gathered information • Standard 8.1.A.8: Design and produce a basic multimedia project • Standard 8.1.B.6: Choose appropriate tools and information resources to support research and solve real world problems, including but not limited to:  On-line resources and databases  Search engines and subject directories
  • 6. Daily Instruction: Days 1 & 2 Day 1: • Students will begin in the classroom with an introductory lesson on the United States regions • They will then be separated into specific regional groups Day 2: • In the library, students will begin group research on their region using both the internet and print resources  Receive Handout #1 • At the end of the lesson, they will choose an individual stat that they will be researching independently
  • 7. United States Geography H A Group Research: Regions N To begin your unit project on United States geography, you will be researching in groups. You were given a region to search by your regular teacher. With your partners, you will begin researching using both print and internet resources. The D websites and questions below will help you get started. Resources to get you started: O FactMonster States: http://www.factmonster.com/states.html Sheppard Software USA game: U http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm Worldwide Geography Resources: http://www.WorldwideGeography.com T Name of your region: ________________________________________ What states belong to your region?: ________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What is the typical climate in your region?: ___________________________ 1 ________________________________________________________________ Is your region known for any special imports/exports? If so, what are they?: __________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What else is your region known for?: ________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ List 6 facts about your region: ______________________________________ ________________________________________________________________
  • 8. Daily Instruction: Days 3 & 4 Day 3: • Finish group research • Students will begin research on their individual state in the library  Receive Handout #2 • Region groups will meet to begin discussing their PowerPoint project and receive specific instructions on the presentation  Receive Handout #3 Day 4: • Research will conclude, and any last questions on research will be answered • Students will begin work on their PowerPoint presentations
  • 9. United States Geography H A Individual State Research N Continuing on our geography unit, you will now be researching your own state D within the region your group learned about yesterday. You may use the same websites and search engines, listed below. Please use the questions below to get you started. O Resources to get you started: FactMonster States: http://www.factmonster.com/states.html U Sheppard Software USA game: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm T Worldwide Geography Resources: http://www.WorldwideGeography.com Name of your state: ________________________________________ What it is the capital?: ______________________________________ 2 When did your state join the union?: __________________________ Major imports/exports of your state:_________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Major historical or geographical landmarks:___________________________ ________________________________________________________________ List 5 fun facts about your state: ____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________
  • 10. United States Geography H A N PowerPoint Presentation D For the final part of your geography unit project, you will create a PowerPoint presentation based on all the research you have completed. Your presentation should be between 6 and 10 slides long and include the following information: O • Title slide, with region name and all names of group members U • Region information, including a picture of your region and its states • One (1) slide for each state in the group. This should include T information you researched and a topographical map of the state • Works cited information on the last slide Make sure you have the following elements in your presentation: • Slide transitions, such as fading or dissolve 3 • Slide design, such as colors and borders • Some animations, such as text entrance or exit • Text font and color should be unique and readable • At least one sound effect, anywhere in your presentation
  • 11. Daily Instruction: Days 5 & 6 Day 5: • Students will be given time to work on and complete their PowerPoint presentations Day 6: • The student groups will give their presentations to the class
  • 12. Materials  In classroom: • Social Studies textbook  In library: • Geography reference material for research • Computers for research and presentations • Handouts (3) to guide research and give instruction for presentations
  • 13. Assessment  Students will be graded on individual contribution and overall group success: • Individual research on region: 10 points • Individual research on state: 10 points • Contribution to presentation: 10 points • Accuracy and quality of information in presentation: 10 points • Overall presentation design: 10 points • Total assessment: 50 points
  • 14. Thank You Special thanks to the faculty and staff Presentation by: Marie Louise Lawson