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UNIT 1 WORLD MAP
UNIT 2 GUNS GERMS STEEL
UNIT 3 PRE-HISTORY
UNIT 4 ANCIENT GREECE
UNIT 5 ROME
UNIT 6 MIDDLE AGES
UNIT 7 NEW AGE IN EUROPE
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UNIT 1 WORLD MAP
CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD SONGS
MAPS OF THE WORLD
COUNTRIES OF WORLD VIDEO
1) FREE HAND MAP OF THE WORLD 25 POINTS
IN CLASS ACTIVITY
DRAW A MAP OF THE WORLD FREE HAND AND DONT LOOK ATLAS
( HINT ITS REALLY HARD TO DO)
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
MAP BASICS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Latitude is distance north or south of the Equator, and longitude is distance east or west of the prime meridian. Both are measured in terms of the 360 degrees (symbolized by °) of a circle. Imaginary lines of latitude and longitude intersect each other, forming a grid that covers the Earth and helps us locate points on it.
The Equator is the line of 0° latitude, the starting point for measuring latitude. The latitude of the North Pole is 90° N, and that of the South Pole is 90° S. The latitude of every point in between must be some degree north or south, from 0° to 90°. One degree of latitude covers about 69 miles (111 kilometers).
Each line of latitude forms an imaginary circle around the Earth. Because these circles are parallel to the Equator, they are called parallels of latitude. The farther the circles are from the Equator, the smaller they are; at the Poles they are simply points.
Lines of longitude, which meet at the Poles, are known as meridians. The one that runs through Greenwich, England, is internationally accepted as the line of 0° longitude, or the prime meridian.
Longitude is measured in degrees east or west of the prime meridian. This means one half of the world is measured in degrees of east longitude up to 180°, and the other half in degrees of west longitude up to 180°.
For greater precision, degrees of latitude and longitude are divided into 60 minutes (symbolized by ’), and minutes are divided into 60 seconds (symbolized by ”).
Maps are often marked with parallels and meridians. The latitude and longitude of a point are called its coordinates. If you know the coordinates, you can use a map to locate any point on Earth.
(Adapted from National Geographic’s
Exploring Your World: The Adventure of Geography.
2) CRACKING THE CODE 30 POINTS
GROUPS IN CLASS ACTIVITY
Crack the code to find out where the thieves are taking the loot.
Crafty robbers broke into the Royal Geographical Society in London and stole armfuls of priceless maps. Finding them would be hopeless, except that they dropped a [[file:
At the top is a rhyme that seems to be an instruction from the thieves' boss:
First letters from each place-name read.
Spell out the town and come with speed.
But the note doesn't mention any places! All you see are weird combinations of letters and numbers. Luckily, a sharp-eyed geographer peers over your shoulder and says, "Coordinates. How fascinating!" She refreshes your memory on [[file:
The numbers, you realize, are the coordinates for cities all over the planet.
(1) Find those places in an atlas or on a map.
(2) As you find each place, write its name next to the coordinates.
(3) Circle the first letter of each name.
(4) Read the letters from top to bottom, and they should spell the name of a city.
Congrats! Now you know where to nab those cartographic crooks.
The thieves who broke into the Royal Geographical Society left behind this code. (As a bonus clue, we’ve added the number of letters in each countries/state name.)
First letters from each place-name read.
Spell out the town and come with speed
37° 35' N
127° 03' E
60° 10' N
24° 57' E
36° 52’ S
174° 46’ E
1° 17’ S
36° 49’ E
6° 48’ N
58° 10’ W
21° 2’ N
105° 51’ E
25° 16' S
57º 40 W
41° 1’ N
28° 58’ E
represents degrees of latitude or longitude.
represents minutes (out of 60) within a degree.
What is the name of the city that the thieves are
Find your birthday coordinates. Use the month for latitude and day for longitude. For example, if your birthday is November 26, your coordinates could be 11°N, 26°E. (You can actually make four sets of coordinates for your birthday, depending on whether you use north or south latitude, or east or west longitude.) Using the world map and plot your birthday coordinates.
What would it be like to have a party there?
YOUR OWN COUNTRY 150 POINTS
YOUR OWN COUNTRY
Part 1 – Information about your country
Name of your country (5 points)
Flag (be selective when choosing colors and symbols – for example if your countries primary form of income is Pizza you might want to have a picture of a Pizza on your flag) (10 points)
A few sentences explaining why you choose the colors and the symbols of your flag. (10 points)
Part 2 – Location
Draw your country on the World Map (provided) and label the capital
Write down the Longitude and Latitude of your country.
Label the countries and oceans on the map of your region.
Write a paragraph to describe its Relative Location – (what countries does it border? Oceans?)
Part 3 – Place – 3-D Map
3-D Map includes 5 physical features that are labeled. (If it is not labeled it looses 3 points per feature)
b. 3-D Map includes 3 human made features that are labeled (if it is not labeled it looses 3 points a feature)
c. Label the bodies of water on the Map (all surrounding water)
d. Compass Rose on the Map indicated cardinal directions
Total Points – 50 points
Part 4 – Human Environment Interaction
b. climate (climate region)
c. type of government
d. history (when? Whom)
e. Natural resources
f. wildlife and vegetation
g. Industries and affect of these on environment
h. cultural traditions – 1
i. cultural traditions - 2
Creativity and Neatness:
Total Points –
TERMS- total 40 points
Define each term 1 point each
Use each term in a sentence that helps describe its meaning 1 point each
1) Cardinal direction-
2) Compass rose-
14) Prime Meridian
17) Low Latitude
20) Middle latitudes
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