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This is a PowerPoint presentation for my 8th grade Social Studies classes. It is the final one of the year - designed to give them some familiarity with well known landmarks from around the world.

This is a PowerPoint presentation for my 8th grade Social Studies classes. It is the final one of the year - designed to give them some familiarity with well known landmarks from around the world.

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  • 1. 8th Grade Social Studies … is proud to present… … Your Final Mapping Quiz!!
  • 2. Landmarks of the World
  • 3. You will mark all these landmarks on your world map on the front of your packet.
  • 4. Insert slide here with picture of one of the students modeling the worksheet they will fill out as we go. Includes photo of each landmark, country or state and two facts about the landmark. We are trying to teach our 8th graders to take better, less literal notes. At the moment, they will write exactly what we tell them to – no more, no less. This will be another exercise in using judgment in what to put into their notes.
  • 5. Angkor Wat Cambodia
  • 6. Aswan Dam Egypt
  • 7. Bullet Train Japan
  • 8. • The Tōkaidō Shinkansen is the world's busiest high-speed rail line. Carrying 375,000 passengers a day, it has transported more passengers (4.5 billion) than all other high speed lines in the world combined. (-Wikipedia) • 500 km/hr = 310 mph
  • 9. Burj Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 10. Channel Tunnel English Channel
  • 11. Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy
  • 12. Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 13. Coliseum Rome, Italy
  • 14. Eifel Tower Paris, France
  • 15. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California
  • 16. Great Wall of China China
  • 17. The Kremlin Moscow, Russia
  • 18. Cave Paintings Lascaux, France
  • 19. Machu Picchu Andes Mountains, Peru
  • 20. Western Deeps Mine South Africa
  • 21. quot;The deepest mine in this region (Witwatersrand) is currently Western Deep mine, a network of tunnels which penetrates 3.5 km into the Earth's crust.“ - Hart-Davis, Adam. Deepest Mine. BBC and Open University, 2002.
  • 22. 3.5 kilometers = 2.17479917 mi
  • 23. Moai Easter Island, Ecuador
  • 24. Great Mosques Timbuktu, Mali
  • 25. Mount Rushmore South Dakota, United States
  • 26. Sidney Opera House Sidney, NSW, Australia
  • 27. Acropolis Athens, Greece
  • 28. Pyramids Giza, Egypt
  • 29. Sagrada Familia Barcelona, Spain
  • 30. St. Louis Arch St. Louis, Missouri
  • 31. Stonehenge England, United Kingdom
  • 32. Taj Mahal Agra, India
  • 33. Tikal Guatemala
  • 34. Trans Siberian Railway Russia
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