Cga atlas ccss_2012_abrev

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CCSS 2012 presentation by CGA on California Atlas; some photos and cover art deleted due to size of file; contact Emily Schell at eschell@mail.sdsu.edu for more information; go to calgeography.org for resources

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Cga atlas ccss_2012_abrev

  1. 1. Atlas  of  California:     A  Changing  State  California  Geographic  Alliance   CCSS  Conference   March  3,  2012  
  2. 2. Funding  and  Support  for  this  work   provided  by:  
  3. 3. Atlas  ExploraEon  •  Use  the  atlas  and  page  5  in  your  parEcipant   notebook  to  explore  the  atlas.  •  Record  your  answers  to  share.  •  Work  with  your  elbow  partner  to  find  the   items  and  develop  responses.  •  Stay  with  your  elbow  partner  and  share  ideas   for  atlas  exploraEon  with  your  students.  
  4. 4. Discovery  •  Did  you  discover  something  unexpected  about   the  California  Atlas?  •  How  can  the  atlas  help  your  students  to  meet   standards?  •  What  maps  will  be  most  helpful  in  your   classroom?  
  5. 5. Map  Skills  DemonstraEon  Lesson  #1  
  6. 6. Standards  •  Demonstrate  an  understanding  of  the  physical  and   human  geographic  features  that  define  places  and   regions  in  California.  •  Explain  and  use  the  coordinate  grid  system  of   laEtude  and  longitude  to  determine  the  absolute   locaEons  of  places  in  California  and  on  Earth.  •  DisEnguish  between  the  North  and  South  Poles;  the   equator  and  the  prime  meridian;  the  tropics;  and  the   hemispheres,  using  coordinates  to  plot                           locaEons.  
  7. 7. ObjecEves  •  Understand  specific  map  skills  outlined  in  the   California  Atlas  (use  of  symbols,  laEtude  and   longitude,  scale,  projecEon,  etc.)  •   Apply  these  maps  skills  to  selected  maps  in   the  California  Atlas  •  Describe  the  importance  of  the  map  skills  
  8. 8. Procedures  •  Set  the  stage  by  examining  a  map  to  idenEfy   what  is  visible  •  Compare  and  contrast  maps  to  idenEfy   similariEes  and  differences  •  IdenEfy  and  read  about  different  map  skills  •  Develop  quesEons  about  maps  and  the   elements  that  make  up  a  map  •  Research  map  skills  
  9. 9. LocaEon:  Where  I  Live   DemonstraEon  Lesson  #2  
  10. 10. Standards  •  IdenEfy  the  state  capital  and  describe  the   various  regions  of  California  •  IdenEfy  the  locaEons  of  the  Pacific  Ocean,   rivers,  valleys,  and  mountain  passes  and   explain  their  effects  on  the  growth  of  towns  •  Use  maps,  charts,  and  pictures  to  describe   how  communiEes  in  California  vary  
  11. 11. ObjecEves  Students  will  be  able  to:  •  Locate  their  own  county  •  IdenEfy  the  local  physiographic  region,   physical  geography,  nearby  highways  and   rivers,  or  other  landmarks  using  the   appropriate  maps  •  Describe  their  county  or  community  in  relaEve   terms  
  12. 12. Procedure  •  Set  the  stage  with  images  •  IdenEfy  the  locaEon  of  the  local  town  or   community  •  Provide  instrucEon  about  how  to  read  key/ legend  •  PracEce  idenEfying  locaEon    •  Assess  students’  ability  to  describe  a  locaEon   in  relaEve  terms  
  13. 13. Our  Community  
  14. 14. Our  Community  
  15. 15. Our  Community  
  16. 16. County  Map  
  17. 17. Physiographic  Map  
  18. 18. Water  Resources  Map  San Diego Bay
  19. 19. Major  Highway  Map  
  20. 20. Assessment  •  My  town    is  located  near  _______.  •  My  town  is  part  of  the  ______  region.  •  ______  River  is  near  my  town.  
  21. 21. Lesson  Plan  Debrief  •  How  might  this  lesson  help  your  students  to  know   more  about  where  they  live?  •  How  might  the  strategies  help  support  all  learning  be   successful?  •  What  type  of  prior  knowledge  might  students  need   before  you  deliver  this  lesson?  •  How  might  you  adapt  this  lesson  for  your  own   classroom?  
  22. 22. California’s  Economy     DemonstraEon  Lesson  #3  
  23. 23. Standards  •  Describe  the  development  and  locaEons  of   new  industries  since  the  turn  of  the  century  
  24. 24. ObjecEves  •  Students  will  idenEfy  and  locate  the  CA   regions  that  produce  one  of  the  state’s  leading   agricultural  commodiEes  •  Students  will  describe  and  summarize  the   physical  geography  and  climate  of  the   commodity’s  producEon  region  
  25. 25. Sample  Commodity:  Strawberries  
  26. 26. Agricultural  Products  Map  
  27. 27. Physical  Geography  Map  
  28. 28. Urban  and  Agricultural  Lands  Map  
  29. 29. Minimum  January  Temperatures   Map  
  30. 30. Maximum  July  Temperatures  Map  
  31. 31. Procedure  •  Using  a  chart  paper,  list  student  background   knowledge  of  sample  commodity  •  Define  commodity  and  yield  •  Use  CA  Leading  Producers  and  County  maps  to   point  out  unique  features  for  sample   commodity  •  Record  informaEon  onto  Commodity  Fact   Sheet  
  32. 32. Lesson  Debrief  •  How  might  this  lesson  help  your  students  to   know  more  about  California’s  economy  and   land  organizaEon?  •  What  type  of  prior  knowledge  might  students   need  before  you  deliver  this  lesson?  •  How  might  the  strategies  help  support  all   learning  be  successful?  •  How  might  you  adapt  this  lesson  for  your  own   classroom?  
  33. 33. More  Geography…  •  Where  to  find  more  lesson  plans,  digital  maps,   etc.    •  Literature  ConnecEons  •  WriEng  AcEviEes  •  Resources  for  your  classroom    •  QuesEons?  •  Conclusion  &  Thanks  •  Go  forth  and  teach  GEOGRAPHY!!!!  

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