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2a - Geography Basics Slideshow - Teacher

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Review of 4th Grade Geography Standards
Geography Basics
Slideshow and Interactive Notebook
Implementation Guide
• This slideshow was created to accompany the Geography Basics interactive notebook &
response journal set.
• The slideshow serves as explicit instruction, and you will find questions embedded on
several pages.
• Consider using different questioning strategies! For tougher questions, allow students to
talk to their group before you use equity sticks to call for answers. This gives those who
may struggle an opportunity to think through the question and get ideas from peers. For
easy questions, you might have students use dry erase boards and markers to respond.
• It’s always a good idea to require students to restate the question before answering and to
refer to the source on the page. This prepares them for writing tasks.
• In the top left corner of several pages, there will be references to corresponding notebook
pages. See that document for tips and photos of an actual notebook.
©Angela Oquin, 2018
A Note About Response Journal Prompts
• The response journal prompts found in the units I create are based on the “big ideas” in
social studies. It is very important that students are provided the time to write at least a
paragraph for each prompt and that they are held accountable for the work.
• You can use whatever rubric your district/school requires. I provide a RACE writing rubric
because it helps remind students how to completely answer a question, it is simple, and it
can easily be cut and glued into the journals or onto their papers.
• I designed the prompts to go in the journals, but of course they don’t have to. You could
easily ask students to glue the prompt onto loose leaf paper so you can add them to writing
portfolios.
• Consider asking students to draw a line under their writing before you have a class
discussion about it or before you review it. This way, students can correct their
misconceptions simply by rewriting under the line. Students learn a lot from mistakes, so it
helps to encourage them to leave the incorrect responses, but maybe draw a single diagonal
line across them before rewriting. They need to make the corrections, though!
©Angela Oquin, 2018
Earth: The Water Planet
• About 75% of the Earth’s
surface is covered with
water.
• As you learn about the
history of the United States
this year, you will see just
how big a role the Earth’s
oceans, rivers, and other
water sources played in the
development of this nation!
Blue Marble, NASA, 1972, http://nsssfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/html/object_page/a17_h_148_22727.html
Notebook
Page A
Earth’s Oceans
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic
Ocean
Pacific
Ocean
Pacific
Ocean
Indian
Ocean
Southern Ocean
The Seven Continents
•
Among all of that water, we
find seven continents and
many, many islands.
•
What makes a continent
different from an island?
Notebook
Page A
The Seven Continents
North
America
Europe
Asia
Africa
South
America
Australia
Antarctica
Exploration
•
People learned how to navigate
the oceans to get from one
continent to another thousands
of years ago!
•
If you were exploring an ocean or
new land for the first time, what
might your captain or leader need
to know?
Notebook
Page B
The Compass Rose
• The compass rose to the left
was created by cartographer
Abraham Cresques of Majorca
in 1375.
• Make Predictions Based on a Source!
• What do you think a
cartographer is?
• What do you think a compass
rose is used for?
Abraham Cresques, 1375, Bibliotheque national de France
Notebook
Page B
What direction would we go in if we
sailed from…
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Australia to Asia?
Asia to Europe?
Europe to North America?
Europe to Africa?
Africa to Antarctica?
Antarctica to South America?
South America to North America?
North America to Asia?
Notebook
Page C
The Prime Meridian is an imaginary line that separates the
Eastern Hemisphere from the Western Hemisphere.
• Is Australia
located in the
Eastern or
Western
Hemisphere?
• What about
North
America?
Notebook
Page D
Northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
Equator Marker in Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Make Predictions Based on a Source!
• The Democratic Republic of São
Tomé and Príncipe is an island.
Which continent do you think
this island is near? Why?
• What do you think the weather is
like in lands near the equator?
Why?
Lines of Latitude
Lines of Longitude
Portion of a Map by Nicolaus Germanus, 1481
Notice the lines of longitude.
• Do you see the numbers
at the bottom of the map?
• What do you think the
numbers are used for?
Notebook
Page E
We Use Coordinates to Locate a Specific Point on the Map!
B
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A
D
C
F
E
E
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What are the coordinates
for the red dots?
Most maps have a legend
that will give you
important information to
help you understand what
you might see depicted.
Always check the legend
when you analyze a map!
Who do you think might use
the map containing the legend
you see to the right?
Response Journal Prompt
What are the basic features of a map or globe and
why are they useful?
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©Angela Oquin, 2018
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