You will mark all these
landmarks on your world
map on the front of your
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.
• 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
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
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