Imagine being in a plane crash and surviving only to find yourself stuck on a deserted island in the South Pacific. Today the students tried to put themselves in a similar position as a character named Chuck Noland from Cast Away starring Tom Hanks. What was the point of all of this?
Human Environment Interaction is one of the five themes of geography. The students are learning about adapting to their environment. It is quite interesting to hear their ideas on survival. The project will continue tomorrow and will be returned graded on Monday.
This video breaks it down One Direction style!
Have you ever wondered where things are made? Our movement lesson focused on where common household items are made. Movement is the travel of people, goods, and ideas from one location to another. In this assignment students will come up with several brand names (TV, car, refrigerator) and what the "made in" label says. We will place these on a map tomorrow and then analyze the evidence.
Afterwards the students plotted their points (to the left) we can see which countries are the leaders in manufacturing. China was the leader in manufacturing electronics and toys. The US was the leader in cars owned in the classroom. Other countries marked on the map include South Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Brazil, Australia, India, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, England, France, Italy, Germany, Singapore and Indonesia.
The students have been memorizing the name of the world's continents and oceans. Now we are working on understanding where they are on a map. Specifically we have been using Sheppard Software for drills and practice. There will be a quiz on Friday and I am hoping for 100% for each class. Visit www.sheppardsoftware.com and click on World Geography games to see what the students are doing.
Thanks for visiting our blog! It is here where you will see what we are doing each week. We will share videos and post student work so you can become more connected to your student's education. This week we are continuing with our Geography Unit. Below you will see a few links to some catchy songs as well as some hints for upcoming quizzes.