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Unit 1 Place and Time

Chapter 1  Geography and History

 

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Day 1
Topic    Textbook Scavenger Hunt
Objective
Introduce textbook.
State Goals
Classwork-Homework
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Textbook Scavenger Hunt
Resources

 

Day 2 Part 1
Topic 1-1 Five Themes of Geography   
Objective
Identify the 5 themes of geography.

State Goals
16.E.4b Describe how migration has altered the world's environment since 1450.
17.C.2c Explain how human activity affects the environment.

Classwork/Homework
Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Five Themes of Geography
        
Location
             Place
             Human/Environmental Interaction
             Movement
             Regions

 Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Five Themes of Geography   PowerPoint

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) 6 Elements of Geography

1

The world in spatial terms
Location

Absolute Location: Exact location of a place
Relative Location: In relation to other locations  Use p.44.

2 Place & Regions      
Places: Described by: landforms, climate, plants, and animals
Regions: Areas that share one or more common characteristics
3

Physical Systems
Volcanoes, glaciers, and hurricanes shape the Earth's surface

4

Human Systems
How boundary lines are drawn,
Why people settle in certain areas
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Transportation: movement of goods and people
Communication: movement of ideas and information

5 Environmental and Society: Human/environment interaction
Adapt: wear light clothing in hot places, warm clothing in cold
Modify: Irrigate dry land to grow crops. Build a dam to control flooding
6 Uses of Geography
People, business, & governments use geography & maps 

 

Resources 
star.gif - 2279 Bytes Five Themes of Geography Country Project  Extra Credit.  Lots of work for kids.

 

Day 3
Topic   1-2 Land, Water, and Climate
Objective
Explain how landforms, waterways, and climate has shaped history.
Demonstrate how the composition of the Earth affects its motion
State Goals
17.c.3a Explain how human activity is affected by geographic factors.
Classwork-Homework
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Terms to Learn
Landforms:
mountains, hills, plateaus, and plains
Elevation:
height above or below sea level
Mantle:
surrounds the core mostly hot, solid rock
Crust:
a thin layer of rock, sand, and soil that floats on the melted outer part of the mantle
Tectonic Plates:
separate sections of the crust
Continental Drift:
movement of plates
Volcanoes:
cone shaped mountains created by lava
Earthquakes:
sudden shifts in the Earth's crust

The Layers of the Earth  5:59

Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) The Earth's Layers

readme.gif - 802 Bytes Scan Section 2 Land, Water, and  Climate pages 9-18

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Wobbler
Allow boiled and raw eggs to stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
Mark numbers on each egg: boiled #1, raw #2.
Place both eggs on a table, and try to spin each egg on its side.

The hard boiled egg spins easily and continues to spin for a few seconds.  T
he raw egg wobbles and stops more quickly than the cooked egg.

WHY: The material inside each shell affects the way it spins. The cooked egg is solid and spins with its shell.  The liquid liquid in the raw egg does not start spinning with the movement of its shell. The liquid inside the egg moves slowly.  The sluggish motion causes the egg to wobble and stop more quickly.   Parts of our Earth's mantle and outer core are liquid.  Like the egg, the Earth also wobbles.  It is very slight.

crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Inside the Earth
Coloring diagram of the layers of the Earth's structure.

crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Plates of the Earth's Crust
Coloring diagram of Tectonic Plates

Resources

 

Day 4
Topic Using maps.
Objective
Identify continents, bodies of water, and countries of the world.
State Goals
17.A.1a Identify physical characteristics of places, both local and global (e.g., locations, roads, bodies of water).
Classwork-Homework
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Terms to Learn
River System:
River and all the streams
Climate: average weather over a period of time
Latitude: lines that run east and west
Tropical Zone:
hot all year long
Temperate Zone:
cold in winter and warm in summer
Polar Zone:
north of the arctic Circle, very cold
Prevailing Winds:
winds blow from one direction
Ocean Current:
Ocean water in a steady stream.
Precipitation:
rain, sleet, snow, fog

Good: Water  2:31

AMAZING PLANET: OCEAN REALM
Amazing Planet: Ocean Realm 1 of 5  9:53
Amazing Planet: Ocean Realm 2 of 5  9:48
Amazing Planet: Ocean Realm 3 of 5  9:52
Amazing Planet: Ocean Realm 4 of 5  9:56
Amazing Planet: Ocean Realm 5 of 5  8:30

Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Temperature Zones

Pencil.gif - 434 BytesWorld Map Activity   Oceans, Continents, Countries, and Rivers
      Blank World Map

Resources
star.gif - 2279 Bytes Baseball Cities  USA Outline Map
Name the baseball team in each city. 
Locate with a dot and write the name of each baseball city on the map of the USA

 

Day 5
Topic 1-3 Natural Resources and 1-4 Legends 
Objective
Identify renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Explore different cultures' supernatural explanations for human existence.
State Goals
17.C.1c Explain the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources.
18.A.3 Explain how language, literature, the arts, architecture, and traditions contribute to the transmission of culture.
Classwork-Homework
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Terms to Learn
Minerals
: nonliving substances found beneath the Earth's surface
Renewable Resources: resources that are able to replace themselves
Nonrenewable Resources:
resources that once they are used up they are gone forever

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Kinds of Resources:

            Renewable: Soil 
            Non Renewable: Fossil fuels and minerals

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Note02.gif (247 bytes)  Common Elements in Creation Myths 
Found at Creation Stories and Myths

Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Natural Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Treasure Stories

 

Day 6
Topic   1-5 Archaeology 
Objective
Learn about material culture
State Goals
13.B.3c Describe how occupations use scientific and technological knowledge and skill.
Classwork-Homework
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Terms to Learn
Archaeology
: Study of remains of past life

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Discoveries:
          Pompeii and Herculaneum about 1700:  See link below
          Rosetta Stone 1799
          Oldest piece of cloth 1988   9,000 years old

Chalkboard.gif (3590 bytes) Human History: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age   
Material used for tools and weapons 
                         Stone Age: Old, Middle , New   
                         Food Gatherers, Food Producers
                         Tree Rings comparison  3000 years age
                         Carbon 14  30,000 years ago

Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Safari Montage:
Pompeii: Daily Life and Eruption; 
Collapse of Buildings; Pliny the Elder

Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Pompeii: Unraveling Ancient Mysteries  
Information about Pompeii, Herculeanium, Vesuvius

ANCIENT MYSTERIES: THE ROSETTA STONE
Ancient Mysteries: The Rosetta Stone  1 of 5  9:14
Ancient Mysteries: The Rosetta Stone  2 of 5  9:14
Ancient Mysteries: The Rosetta Stone  3 of 5  9:14
Ancient Mysteries: The Rosetta Stone  4 of 5  9:14
Ancient Mysteries: The Rosetta Stone  5 of 5  9:14

Rosetta Stone: Carl Sagan  9:51

readme.gif - 802 Bytes Read/Scan Section 5 Archaeology pages 25-30

Resources
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) The Archaeology of Me  Bring in a bag of 5 objects. 
Examine another bag to determine how another person lives.

 

Day 7
Topic    Artifact Investigations
Objective
Observe and answer questions about three Roman objects.
Identify objects from a contemporary setting.
Define the function of an artifact.
Interpret possible associations between artifacts.
State Goals
13.B.3c Describe how occupations use scientific and technological knowledge and skill.
Classwork-Homework
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Terms to Learn
Artifacts
: Anything made by people, tools, weapons, works of art, or pottery.

Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Roman Objects: A Woman's Appearance  
Use as an introduction.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) This is Archaeology 
Use a   excavation diagram to answer questions about a dig.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Layers of the Past  Paper & pencil activity. 
Identify and record information about 8 objects.
Spanish copy included.

Resources
group.gif (448 bytes)Current Archaeology  Class project to create a museum

 

Day 8
Topic    Artifact Classification
Objective
Students will use pictures of artifacts to classify artifacts and answer questions about the lifeways of a group of historic Native Americans.
State Goals
13.B.3c Describe how occupations use scientific and technological knowledge and skill.
Classwork-Homework
Pee Dee Culture Burial  4:50
Pee Dee Culture  3:53
No Place to Grow  6:07
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Artifact Classification   
In their study of artifact classification, students will use 
Pee Dee Culture Artifacts pictures of artifacts to classify artifacts and answer questions about the life ways of a group of historic Native Americans.  Cut out the artifacts and group them.
Resources
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) 8000 Years of American Prehistory
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Intrigue of the Past North Carolina's First people

 

Teacher Resources and Extra Credit

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Tests    IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) OnLine Field Trips    Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer      bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book      Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Game    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit

ARCHAEOLOGY
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) 8000 Years of American Prehistory
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Archaeology Merit Badge Requirements
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Intrigue of the Past North Carolina's First people
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Intrigue of the Past: Site Near Roanoke  Horizons picture and questions
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Intrigue of the Past Part 2
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Intrigue of the Past: Archaeobotany Seeds
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Intrigue of the Past: Measuring Pots
CARBON-14 DATING
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Carbon-14 Dating Calculator
LEGENDS & MYTHS
Note02.gif (247 bytes)  Common Elements in Creation Myths
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Legend of the Cedar Tree   Worksheet
Earth.gif (6650 bytes)Creation Stories and Myths
LOST DUTCHMAN MINE
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine  story and map
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Julia Thomas Schafer  one of the searchers for the Lost Dutchman Mine
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Lost Dutchman Research
Note02.gif (247 bytes) New Evidence Surfaces: Lost Dutchman Mine  additional links
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Origin of the Lost Dutchman Mine  pictures included
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Tale of the Lost Dutchman  bibliography, notes, and chronology
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Superstitious Mountains Museum  23 maps
ROSETTA STONE
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Rosetta Stone Crossword Puzzle
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Discovery of the Rosetta Stone
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Rosetta Stone
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Text of the Rosetta Stone
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Story of the Rosetta Stone: Finding a Lost Language

EXTRA CREDIT

star.gif - 2279 Bytes Baseball Cities  USA Outline Map
star.gif - 2279 Bytes Investigating an Artifact  Learning about an artifact is like being a detective. You have to observe the artifact and ask questions to learn its secrets!
star.gif (2279 bytes)Make Your Own Constellation Myth