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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.

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Landmarks

  1. 1. 8th Grade Social Studies … is proud to present… … Your Final Mapping Quiz!!
  2. 2. Landmarks of the World
  3. 3. You will mark all these landmarks on your world map on the front of your packet.
  4. 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. 5. Angkor Wat Cambodia
  6. 6. Aswan Dam Egypt
  7. 7. Bullet Train Japan
  8. 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. 9. Burj Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  10. 10. Channel Tunnel English Channel
  11. 11. Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy
  12. 12. Christ the Redeemer Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  13. 13. Coliseum Rome, Italy
  14. 14. Eifel Tower Paris, France
  15. 15. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California
  16. 16. Great Wall of China China
  17. 17. The Kremlin Moscow, Russia
  18. 18. Cave Paintings Lascaux, France
  19. 19. Machu Picchu Andes Mountains, Peru
  20. 20. Western Deeps Mine South Africa
  21. 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. 22. 3.5 kilometers = 2.17479917 mi
  23. 23. Moai Easter Island, Ecuador
  24. 24. Great Mosques Timbuktu, Mali
  25. 25. Mount Rushmore South Dakota, United States
  26. 26. Sidney Opera House Sidney, NSW, Australia
  27. 27. Acropolis Athens, Greece
  28. 28. Pyramids Giza, Egypt
  29. 29. Sagrada Familia Barcelona, Spain
  30. 30. St. Louis Arch St. Louis, Missouri
  31. 31. Stonehenge England, United Kingdom
  32. 32. Taj Mahal Agra, India
  33. 33. Tikal Guatemala
  34. 34. Trans Siberian Railway Russia
  35. 35. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial- Share Alike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

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