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  • Audience : Ninth grade students at Sweetwater High School. For the last few years, I have noticed fewer and fewer students knowing the seven continents. In fact, the students often have no idea the difference between a continent or a country. I have not designated time to go over it before, and it is not part of the designed curriculum, but without this knowledge, to many other lessons are undermined, so I have decided to use this PowerPoint assignment to teach the basics, then let the students have access to it through my class website, geodevils.org. Objectives: #1. Given a unlabeled map of the world, the students will be able to correctly label all seven continents within five minutes with no errors. #2. When asked to explain the difference between a country and a continent, the students will be able to clearly describe the difference between the two in no more than ten words using either a written or oral response. #3. Given a series of ten unlabeled maps with highlighted regions, the students with 100% accuracy shall be able to write whether the highlighted region is a continent, country, state, or city.
  • Kc Invasion

    1. 1. INVASION OF THE PLEBONIANS Ken Callaway Sweetwater High School Or How to Tell Whether You’re Talking about a Country or a Continent
    2. 2. <ul><li>ATTENTION EARTHLINGS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU HAVE BEEN TAKEN OVER </li></ul><ul><li>SUBMIT TO THE WILL OF THE PLEBONIANS ! </li></ul>
    3. 3. WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT? <ul><li>Did the Plebonians take over: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Planet Earth? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your entire continent? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The country in which you live? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just your state? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only National City? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your iPod? </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. LET’S FIND OUT! <ul><li>Spoiler Alert: They didn’t take over your iPod. </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Know all seven continents </li></ul><ul><li>Explain difference between the following </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drive the Plebonians back to Plebonia </li></ul>
    5. 5. PLEBONIAN SPOT CHECK <ul><li>If a continent name appears, both stand! </li></ul><ul><li>If a country name appears, both sit! </li></ul><ul><li>If a state name appears, partner to right stands! </li></ul><ul><li>If a city name appears, partner to left stands! </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>Antarctica </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Quebec </li></ul>Punishment for failure is . . . More spot checks! Continent: both stand! Country: both sit! State/province: right stands! City: left stands!
    7. 7. 7. Mexico 8. Washington, D. C. 9. United Kingdom 10. San Diego 11. Europe 12. California Punishment for failure is . . . More spot checks! Continent: both stand! Country: both sit! State/province: right stands! City: left stands!
    8. 8. WHAT’S A CONTINENT? <ul><li>One of seven large pieces of land </li></ul><ul><li>Each has a distinctive shape </li></ul><ul><li>Most Earthlings should know all seven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plebonians don’t know two continents form one giant landmass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please don’t tell them </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. THE SEVEN CONTINENTS <ul><li>Africa </li></ul>North America South America Europe Asia Australia Antarctica (trust me, it’s here)
    10. 10. WHAT’S A COUNTRY? <ul><li>Political unit with own government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Info above is critical difference between continent and country </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Made by people, not geographic forces </li></ul><ul><li>Often called a nation </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 200 in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Most Earthlings do not know all countries </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>National City </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Colbert Nation </li></ul>Examples Non-Examples
    12. 12. WHAT’S A STATE? <ul><li>Smaller political unit within country </li></ul><ul><li>Used to make governing easier </li></ul><ul><li>Other countries (Canada) may use term province instead </li></ul><ul><li>Usually lead by governor </li></ul><ul><li>Most Earthlings know US has 50 states </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Quebec </li></ul><ul><li>Texas </li></ul><ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramento </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego State </li></ul><ul><li>State of denial </li></ul>Non-Examples Examples
    14. 14. WHAT’S A CITY? <ul><li>Similar relationship to state that state has to nation </li></ul><ul><li>Political unit for governing within state, usually smaller than county </li></ul><ul><li>Usually lead by mayor </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>National City </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego </li></ul><ul><li>Rome </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego County </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Luxembourg </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul>Examples Non-Examples
    16. 16. PLEBONIAN SPOT CHECK 2 <ul><li>Have out a piece of notebook paper </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the following maps </li></ul><ul><li>Write whether area in red is a continent, country, state, or city </li></ul>Click here to begin
    17. 26. FIGHT THE PLEBONIAN INVASION! <ul><li>HANG THE INVADERS! </li></ul>BATTLE THE PLEBONIAN ARMADA EARN DREKAS (PLEBONIAN CURRENCY) TAKE CONTINENT QUIZ (Hey, it’s still school)
    18. 27. <ul><li>Please return again </li></ul><ul><li>Before the test </li></ul><ul><li>Whenever you feel the need </li></ul><ul><li>Or if Plebonians return! </li></ul>Thanks for repelling the invasion!

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