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Lesson Plans (33) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (8) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (32) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (26) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (13) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Teacher Tools (2) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Subject: Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: You Are A Walking Geography Billboard
Description: Students will investigate personal items to discover the item's origin.  These results will be displayed for the class to see via a digital poster/chart.


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Subject: Science (4), or Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (3 - 8)
Title: Let Them Eat Cake! - Topography Lesson
Description: Contour lines on topographic maps require visual processing to read and interpret. This hands-on activity helps give a tasty mental image.


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Subject: Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: GPS Scavenger Hunt
Description: This lesson will provide 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to utilize GPS Handheld Tracking Units in order to understand latitude and longitude. Students will work in groups of four to complete a scavenger hunt around the campus; they will be using the GPS units to guide them to the final destination. Students will answer questions about the points listed on the handout provided by the teacher.


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Subject: Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Discover the World of GPS and Geocaching
Description: This lesson will be a creative approach to learning latitude and longitude, and will introduce the students to new technology. Seventh grade students will be given the opportunity to utilize GPS Handheld Tracking Units to understand latitude and longitude. Students will work in groups of four to complete a geocaching activity and a scavenger hunt around campus; they will be using the GPS units to guide them to the final destination. Students will answer questions about points listed on the handout provided by the teacher. We decided to offer this activity as a collaborative effort for one grade level in order to allow all the students the opportunity to participate and work together. This decision allowed us to have four teachers to work together supervising the students. (We also utilized volunteers to assist with supervising each group of students.)


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Subject: English Language Arts (7), or Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: World Traveler
Description: Seventh grade social studies students will create a passport and detailed daily travel journal. The project will incorporate a minimum of two types of technology as they create a narrative vividly describing a city/country. Specific details of the geography, people, their culture, government and particular points of interest will be included. Pictures will be downloaded and used to illustrate the location and or adventure.


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Subject: Social Studies (7)
Title: Where in the world am I?
Description: A collaborative distance learning project on world geography.Two classrooms will interact while solving clues about "mystery" counties.


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Subject: Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: The Study Of Human Geography
Description: Geographers are social scientists who are interested in human activities as well as the physical environment. Human geography includes a wide range of topics, such as the study of languages, religions, customs, economics, and political systems. A special focus of human geography is demography. This social science is the study of populations, including such topics as birth, marriage, migration, and death.


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Subject: English Language Arts (7), or Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (6 - 8), or Social Studies (7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: A Guided Tour of Paris
Description: Students will play the role of a Paris tour guide. Traveling on the Paris Metro System, students will guide tourists through the city to point out the location and important facts of major historical landmarks.


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Subject: Mathematics - Applied Mathematics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Latitude, Longitude, and Mapmaking     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson requires students to review the concepts of latitude and longitude and to use these concepts to create maps of different countries on the computer. They conclude by discussing the reasons why it is important to understand latitude and longitude and by creating quizzes in which other students must locate mystery places and map them on the computer.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History
Title: Spatial Organization: Identification of Functional Regions     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson places the student in the role of geographer--thinking geographically and using geographic skills. During this lesson, students connect data and visual representations to see how the links that sustain a region can be visually represented by maps of flow lines or overlapping '' '' cobwebs.'' ''
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History - Social Studies - World History
Title: ' '' Ad-ing'' '' to Geography     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students examine how clothing and other consumer products influence peer identity. They classify several economic activities and analyze their spatial patterns, as well as use advertisements for contemporary products to explore economic and geographic concepts presented in the lesson.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Mathematics - Statistics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Interpreting Population Statistics     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students are introduced to population statistics such as birth, death, and literacy rates. They compare these indicators for several countries, graph the results, and hypothesize about what their graphs indicate about the countries.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Contour Maps with DOGSTAILS     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students craft miniature mountains from lumps of clay. They then translate their mountains into topographic maps that include vital features and information such as date, orientation, grid, scale, title, author, index, legend, and sources--or DOGSTAILS, for short. When students know what goes into creating a representational map, they are more likely to understand how to analyze the geographic information in other maps.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Postcards From the Edge: Endangered Species     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students learn about endangered species in the United States, some of the reasons they are endangered (e.g. habitat destruction or the introduction of invasive species), and what is being done to protect them. Students choose one species to focus on and examine the reasons it is endangered, and why it is important to make an effort to save it.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - Urban Studies
Title: Planning a New Town     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students make decisions about buildings, businesses, services, and housing areas to include in the development of a new town. After discussing essential elements of a self-sustaining community, the students prepare a map and give oral presentations on different aspects of the new town.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: How Can Maps Help?     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students are asked to consider the various ways that maps help people in everyday life, and also to consider how students themselves might use maps to help in various situations. They begin by analyzing some maps on National Geographic's MapMachine and discussing ways these maps might be used. They then are given four hypothetical scenarios and search for maps to use in each one. They conclude by choosing five maps to use in planning an international festival in their town, and writing paragraphs that explain how these maps help in the planning process.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Migration: Why People Move     
Description: This lesson, from Xpeditions, reviews the reasons humans move around the planet. It focuses on both internal (to the U.S.) and international migrations. In the lesson, students form small groups and research one example of migration in depth.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Regional Guidebook     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students are asked to consider the unique physical and human characteristics of their home region and to create guidebooks that describe these features to visitors to the region. In the process, they gain an awareness of the human and environmental factors that make places unique.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: GIS: Helping to Save the African Wild     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students learn about a geographic tool known as GIS, and about how it is assisting the conservation efforts of ecologically-minded individuals such as Dr. Michael Fay and the environmentalists at the Wildlife Conservation Society. They examine how human influence threatens the landscape of Africa and generate ideas about what can be done to plan and prepare for the future.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Oceanography - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Ocean: Our Global Connector     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students learn about various ocean descriptors and come to understand that, although we have labels that separate names of different regions, the Earth ultimately has just one big ocean. They will explore how the currents of this one big ocean carry people, animals and even debris around the globe. Students study water movement and how tracking marine debris can be a way to learn more about currents and their impact on human activity.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - Urban Studies
Title: Cities in Asia     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students identify the characteristics of cities and analyze the influence of geography on patterns of urban settlement. They explore the role geography plays in the types of cities that develop. Students create a list of different types of cities and then compare and analyze different Asian cities.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Mapping Our Human Footprint     
Description: This Xpeditions activity has students use geographic analysis of a world map to learn where and to what degree human activity has influenced Earth.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Mathematics,Social Studies
Title: Off the Scale     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use real-world examples to solve problems involving scale as they examine maps of their home states and calculate distances between cities.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: How Do We Find Our Way?     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students consider whether they have a good sense of direction and whether they are able to navigate using mental maps versus needing equipment. They read about the Lewis and Clark expedition to find out what skills, abilities, and navigation equipment those early explorers needed, and they compare that voyage with a fictitious modern day journey on foot across the Rocky Mountains.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Geography and Your Dream Job     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students visit the Globe Projector exhibit in Xpedition Hall and explore the different types of map projections. Students also use their critical thinking skills to consider different careers that would require geographic knowledge and decide what projection would serve them best for each.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Public Lands: Preserve or Develop?     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson introduces students to the ways that public lands are valued, used, and managed in the United States. Students compare and contrast different types of public lands, then simulate the decision-making and communication involved in converting private land to public land, taking into consideration the location, terrain, and climate of the land, as well as the needs and desires of the region's residents. Students imagine that they are able to bequeath a parcel of land to their state for public use, then create an argument for the best use of the property.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Arts,Foreign Languages,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: EDSITEment Websites     
Description: This page from EDSITEment provides links to top humanities sites on the Web. All sites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and likely impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is the product of a partnership forged among the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of the Great City Schools, WorldCom Foundation and the National Trust for the Humanities and is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Summer Travel--Education on the Road     
Description: This page from EDSITEment features resources relating to summer vacations and presents information about how students can explore the geography and culture of their travel destinations. Learn more about how students can learn from their travel experiences by visiting the EDSITEment lesson plans and EDSITEment-reviewed Web sites referenced on this page.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Preserving Biodiversity     
Description: In this student activity from, Xpeditions, students take on the role of zoo director with a mission to teach people about the importance of biodiversity. Students examine maps and then create their own map that illustrates areas of the world where endangered species are found.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: The New Americans     
Description: This online exhibit, provided by PBS, includes resources related to the series The New Americans. Part of the '' Independent Lens'' project, The New Americans tells the personal stories of recent immigrants to the United States. The exhibit features lesson plans, information about the series, opportunities for users to share their own family stories, an online quiz, materials for community education and outreach, and resources on immigration and on the home cultures of the new immigrants.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies,Arts
Title: EDSITEment     
Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities' EDSITEment Web site offers the best of the humanities on the Web. The site includes subject-based access to top humanities sites, EDSITEment lesson plans and at-home activities, and additional learning activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Be an Explorer Every Day!     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students make exploration tool-kits with gear to help them explore their local environments. They also develop and participate in exploration activities for all seasons of the year.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Get Oriented     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students explore the cardinal directions--north, south, east, and west. They then test their knowledge using the interactive '' '' Orientometer.'' ''
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



ALEX Podcasts


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Mr. Strickland and the Gridded Earth
Overview:
Latitude and longitude are important tools to reading a map.  By allowing us to grid the surface of the Earth, they make locating areas, countries, and regions easier.  They also help to explain the hours of the day, and the climate experienced in different parts of the globe.  This podcast uses humor and easy to understand explanations to describe both latitude and longitude, and their usefulness in mapping the globe.  


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Mr. Strickland and the Purpose of the Map
Overview:
With the first lesson, we learned of the Five Parts of a Map.  Now, in the second episode we will discuss map purposes.  We discuss the different types of maps: physical, political,and thematic.  We define their associated characteristics, and give examples of each.  We continue to use humor, metaphor, and cross curriculum skills to teach map reading.


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Readers of the Map Legend
Overview:
The teacher and students worked together to create a podcast on map reading skills.  The five basic parts of a map are addressed and explained.  Podcast uses humor and comparison to make the parts of a map more accessible and easy to understand.  Podcast also uses music and sound effects.  This podcast will likely be the first in a series of podcasts devoted to the geography portion of seventh grade Social Studies in Alabama.  


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Using Maps and Globes
Overview:
The podcast explains the differences in maps and globes.  It illustrates how maps and globes are used to find different locations all over the world.  It explains how a map scale is used to calculate the real distance between two areas located on a map.  It describes how the equator and prime meridian divide the earth’s hemispheres. It defines the use of a compass rose. It includes a map of the United States and the state of Alabama, demonstrating the difference between large and small map scales.


Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Freedom Riders     
Description: Join the courageous band of students and civil rights activists called Freedom Riders in 1961 as they challenged segregation in the American South. An NEH-funded website from American Experience with video clips of the participants, interactive time lines, and interactive maps. A series of lesson plans are included.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Geospatial Revolution: Mapping Power     
Description: Kibera, a poor community, in Nairobi, was a blank spot on the map until recently. This video from Penn State Public Broadcasting Geospatial Revolution shows how geospatial technology enabled residents to map resources to help their community.
Thinkfinity Partner: Teachers's Domain
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies, Health & PE
Title: Teen Maps Contaminants from a Coal Plant     
Description: In this video adapted from Earth Island Institute, meet a high school student who educated her community about how a coal-burning power plant was contributing to asthma and other health problems there.
Thinkfinity Partner: Teachers's Domain
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Podcast: James McLurkin explores robot communities     
Description: In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, a young MIT researcher, James McLurkin, explains how his robots work like a group of ants.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Assessments


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State the State
http://www.aaawhere....
This activity allows students to practice naming the states by number on a US map. Timing is optional and has a running score that can be printed when students complete the activity.

Informational Materials


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Know the USA
http://www.ipl.org/d...
Interactive map with information about each state.

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Online Passport
http://kids.national...
National Geographic provides information about different places in different countries.

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Maps Around the World
http://www.yourchild...
Pick any country or continent. Displays rivers, cities, etc.

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Let's Explore Our World
http://www.mapsofwor...
This is an interactive map of the world. Additional maps are available through links at the bottom of the page. These include specialty maps and thematic maps.

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Landforms and Bodies of Water
http://www.enchanted...
Illustrated glossary of landforms and bodies of water.

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The CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/...
Country profiles contain authoritative statistics on population, area, terrain, natural resources, economy, imports and exports, currency, income levels, agriculture, industries, etc.

Interactives/Games


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Know the USA
http://www.ipl.org/d...
Interactive map with information about each state.

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360 Cities
http://www.360cities...
You can get a complete 360 degree view of any city in the world on this site.

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Animated Maps
http://www.animaps.c...
Animaps extends the My Maps feature of Google Maps by letting you create maps with markers that move, images and text that pop up on cue, and lines and shapes that change over time.

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Online Passport
http://kids.national...
National Geographic provides information about different places in different countries.

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Tap Quiz Maps
https://itunes.apple...
TapQuiz™ Maps is a FREE app for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve.

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Geography: What State?
http://www.coolmath-...
This game shows students different states, which they can either try to spell out or choose from a list.

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U.S.A. States Game
http://www.sheppards...
This an interactive learning game for facts about the states in the United States. Choose between several different levels of play.

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State the State
http://www.aaawhere....
This activity allows students to practice naming the states by number on a US map. Timing is optional and has a running score that can be printed when students complete the activity.

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Globe for iPad
https://itunes.apple...
This is an ipad/ipod app that allows students to manipulate a 3-D globe to learn about countries.

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GeoNet
http://www.eduplace....
Designed for students in the 4th grade and up to answer geography questions in a game format.

Learning Activities


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Know the USA
http://www.ipl.org/d...
Interactive map with information about each state.

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My Topo Maps
https://itunes.apple...
With this FREE app, explore like never before. MyTopo Maps is a mapping and trip planning app to organize all your outdoor and back-road adventures. View more than 68,000 topo maps in US and Canada. Also, check out aerial, terrain, and street maps.

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Tap Quiz Maps
https://itunes.apple...
TapQuiz™ Maps is a FREE app for an easy and quick way to master geography. Learn the countries of the world through a fun and engaging game! Just tap the answer to each question on the map. Keep track of your progress through the statistics page so that you will always know where you can improve.

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U.S.A. States Game
http://www.sheppards...
This an interactive learning game for facts about the states in the United States. Choose between several different levels of play.

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State the State
http://www.aaawhere....
This activity allows students to practice naming the states by number on a US map. Timing is optional and has a running score that can be printed when students complete the activity.

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Globe for iPad
https://itunes.apple...
This is an ipad/ipod app that allows students to manipulate a 3-D globe to learn about countries.

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Let's Explore Our World
http://www.mapsofwor...
This is an interactive map of the world. Additional maps are available through links at the bottom of the page. These include specialty maps and thematic maps.

Teacher Tools


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Maps Around the World
http://www.yourchild...
Pick any country or continent. Displays rivers, cities, etc.

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Let's Explore Our World
http://www.mapsofwor...
This is an interactive map of the world. Additional maps are available through links at the bottom of the page. These include specialty maps and thematic maps.

Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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Subject: Social Studies,Geography
Title: Libro de Texto de SEXTO DE PRIMARIA - Geografia      
Description: From the Secretaria de Educacion Publica (Mexico), a searchable and downloadable online textbook on geography, including cultural geography such as human migration and world economy, as well as research assignments. Intermediate students.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Freedom Riders     
Description: Join the courageous band of students and civil rights activists called Freedom Riders in 1961 as they challenged segregation in the American South. An NEH-funded website from American Experience with video clips of the participants, interactive time lines, and interactive maps. A series of lesson plans are included.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11



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Subject: Geography,Mathematics,Science,Social Studies
Title: USGS     
Description: Encyclopedic entry. The United States Geological Survey, also called USGS, is one of the many departments in the U.S. government. USGS scientists study the entire landscape of the country.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz: A Bibliography     
Description: Bibliographic material relating to the online exhibition: ¡Azcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz. Included are books related to the music and culture of Cuba, Salsa, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Latin and Caribbean Music. Also included are links to the lesson plans that are a part of the online exhibition.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: About The Teodoro Vidal Collection     
Description: Students can explore the history of Puerto Rico through the eyes of Teodoro Vidal, a man who captured the island's history with the many objects he collected. This online exhibition provides information about the collector, Puerto Rican history, everyday life in historic Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican religions, Carnival, music, and the concept of the Great Puerto Rican Family.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Manpack Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver     
Description: The Global Positioning System (GPS) consists of NAVSTAR satellites in earth orbit that send signals to receivers on land, sea, or in the air. The system became operational in 1978. Its military usefulness was demonstrated during Operation Desert Storm (1991), when coalition troops with receivers were able to navigate quickly and with great precision in the relatively featureless desert, thus having a significant tactical advantage over Iraqi forces.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: En Espanol: La Coleccion de Teodoro Vidal: Cronologia Interactivo     
Description: Con este cronograma interactivo, los estudiantes pueden estudiar la historia y la cultura de Puerto Rico. Este recurso es parte del sitio titulado Una Visin de Puerto Rico: La Coleccin de Teodoro Vidal.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: The Teodoro Vidal Collection: Interactive Timeline     
Description: With this interactive timeline, students can study the history and culture of Puerto Rico. This resource is part of the website entitled A Vision of Puerto Rico: The Teodoro Vidal Collection.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: En Espanol: La Coleccion de Teodoro Vidal: Enlaces     
Description: Enlaces a los sitios relatados a Puerto Rico, historia y cultura puertorriqueo, adems la Coleccin de Teodoro Vidal. Este recurso es parte del sitio titulado Una Visin de Puerto Rico: La Coleccin de Teodoro Vidal .
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: The Teodoro Vidal Collection: Related Links     
Description: Links to Web sites relating to Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican history and culture as well as the Teodoro Vidal Collection. This resource is part of the website entitled A Vision of Puerto Rico: The Teodoro Vidal Collection.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: En Espanol: La Coleccion de Teodoro Vidal: Glosario     
Description: Este glosario reproducible incluye los trminos asociados con Puerto Rico, la historia y la cultura puertorriquea, adems la Coleccin de Teodoro Vidal. Este recurso es parte del sitio titulado Una Visin de Puerto Rico: La Coleccin de Teodoro Vidal.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: The Teodoro Vidal Collection: Glossary     
Description: This reproducible glossary includes terms associated with Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican history and culture as well as the Teodoro Vidal Collection. This resource is part of the website entitled A Vision of Puerto Rico: The Teodoro Vidal Collection.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: En Espanol: La Coleccion de Teodoro Vidal: Ver Todos Los Objectos     
Description: En esta coleccin por el Internet, los estudiantes pueden investigar la coleccin de Teodoro Vidal, uno de los coleccionistas ms importantes de la cultura material puertorriquea. Esta coleccin por el Internet contiene ms que 50 objetos y fotografas relatados a la vida cotidiana, la religin, las celebraciones, y el arte en Puerto Rico del siglo 17 hasta el 20. Este recurso es parte del sitio titulado Una Visin de Puerto Rico: La Coleccin de Teodoro Vidal.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Social Studies
Title: boundary     
Description: Encyclopedic entry. A boundary is a real or imaginary line that separates two things. In geography, boundaries separate different regions of the Earth.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Science,Social Studies
Title: urban heat island     
Description: An urban heat island, or UHI, is a metropolitan area that's a lot warmer than the rural areas surrounding it
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Foreign Languages,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: EDSITEment Websites     
Description: This page from EDSITEment provides links to top humanities sites on the Web. All sites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and likely impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is the product of a partnership forged among the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of the Great City Schools, WorldCom Foundation and the National Trust for the Humanities and is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Mathematics,Science,Social Studies
Title: distribution     
Description: Distribution refers to the way something is spread out or arranged over a geographic area
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Mathematics,Science,Social Studies
Title: density     
Description: Density is the number of thingswhich could be people, animals, plants, or objectsin a certain area
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Science,Social Studies
Title: GIS (geographic information system)     
Description: Encyclopedic entry. A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth's surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms     
Description: This EDSITEment-reviewed Web site, from the Newberry Library, provides historically significant map documents for K-12 teachers and their students. Illustrating the geographical dimensions of American history, the maps are accompanied by lesson plans written for four grade levels and designed to support a variety of social studies, history and geography curricula.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: On Time: How America Has Learned to Live By the Clock     
Description: On Time explores the changing ways we have measured, used, and thought about time over the past three hundred years. With this online resource, from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, students will learn how improvements in time keeping technology have led to the increased importance of efficiency, punctuality and regimentation in American life. The resource is divided into 5 chronological sections that demonstrate America's ever-changing relationship with time.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary,Geography,Science,Social Studies
Title: Real-World Geography: Dr. Randall Cerveny     
Description:
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: The New Americans     
Description: This online exhibit, provided by PBS, includes resources related to the series The New Americans. Part of the '' Independent Lens'' project, The New Americans tells the personal stories of recent immigrants to the United States. The exhibit features lesson plans, information about the series, opportunities for users to share their own family stories, an online quiz, materials for community education and outreach, and resources on immigration and on the home cultures of the new immigrants.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies,Arts
Title: EDSITEment     
Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities' EDSITEment Web site offers the best of the humanities on the Web. The site includes subject-based access to top humanities sites, EDSITEment lesson plans and at-home activities, and additional learning activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Social Studies
Title: waypoint     
Description: Encyclopedic entry. A waypoint is a reference point that helps us know where we are and where we're going. Whether we're driving, sailing, or flying, waypoints help us find our way.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Cross-Disciplinary,Science,Social Studies
Title: Real-World Geography: Dr. Stuart Pimm     
Description: Article. A profile of conservation ecologist Dr. Stuart Pimm.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Freedom Riders     
Description: Join the courageous band of students and civil rights activists called Freedom Riders in 1961 as they challenged segregation in the American South. An NEH-funded website from American Experience with video clips of the participants, interactive time lines, and interactive maps. A series of lesson plans are included.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Tectonic Plates and Plate Boundaries     
Description: This interactive activity adapted from NASA features world maps that identify different sections of the Earth's crust called tectonic plates. The locations of different types of plate boundaries are also identified, including convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries.
Thinkfinity Partner: Teachers's Domain
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Honduras Travel Brochure     
Description: This student interactive, from an Xpeditions lesson, guides students in creating a brochure encouraging geotourism in Honduras. In the related lesson, students learn about a partnership between the government of Honduras and the National Geographic Society to highlight the concept of geotourism and its benefits.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Uplink Outpost     
Description: This Xpedition Hall interactive allows visitors to share their ideas about how to respond creatively to the rapid pace of change in our world. Click on the top circle in Room VI to view this interactive.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Teodoro Vidal Collection: Interactive Map     
Description: In this interactive map, students can explore the island and culture of Puerto Rico through historical objects and images. This resource is part of the website entitled A Vision of Puerto Rico: The Teodoro Vidal Collection.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Satellite Spyglass     
Description: This Xpedition Hall interactive telescopes visitors view of Earth, from a point in outer space where they can see the entire globe to just above Washington, D.C. Click on the middle circle in Room II to view this interactive, in which students learn that we can make sense of our complex world by dividing it into different regions.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: science, social studies
Title: Australia & Oceania MapMaker Kit     
Description: Download, print, and assemble maps of Australia & Oceania in a variety of sizes. The mega maps occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. The map is made up of 128 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map. The tabletop size is made up of 8 pieces and is good for small group work.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts, Social Studies
Title: Sogolon Puppet Theater     
Description: Sogolon is the puppet show and theatrical company created by Yaya Coulibaly in order to perpetrate and promote the Mali puppet tradition. The group's core mission is to contribute to develop and promote the Bamanan-Somono-Bozo puppet show.
Thinkfinity Partner: ArtsEdge
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: science, social studies
Title: Islands - Satellite Images     
Description: Satellite Image Gallery. Learn about islands around the globe with this gallery of imagery taken from Earth-orbiting satellites.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: science, social studies
Title: Asia MapMaker Kit     
Description: MapMaker Kit. Download, print, and assemble maps of Asia in a variety of sizes. The mega map of Asia occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - Human Relations - Social Studies - World History
Title: The Advisory Board     
Description: This Xpedition Hall interactive describes forces for cooperation and conflict among civilizations from 1916 to 1991. Click on the top left circle in Room IV to view this interactive, in which visitors witness the results of action from both cooperation and conflict, and see how these have shaped the history of Europe.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: World Viewer     
Description: This Xpedition Hall interactive allows visitors to view six different kinds of information in spatial terms, distributed on a world map. Click on the right circle in Room I to view this interactive.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Xpeditions Express     
Description: This Xpedition Hall interactive transports visitors in a virtual railroad car from which they can catch glimpses of cities from London to Istanbul. Click on the bottom right circle in Room IV to view this interactive, in which students see how the look and feel of cities and communities are shaped by different cultures.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Living Landscapes     
Description: This Xpedition Hall interactive illustrates natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic explosions, mudslides, and forest fires. Click on the middle circle in Room V to view this interactive, which demonstrates to visitors that there are risks involved no matter where they live.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: science, social studies
Title: Mines - Satellite Imagery     
Description: Satellite Image Gallery.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Social Studies
Title: Mapa Interactivo: La Coleccion de Teodoro Vidal     
Description: In this interactive from Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, students can explore the island of Puerto Rico through historical objects and images. This information is presented in Spanish.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Geography,Social Studies
Title: Human Migration Then and Now     
Description: Activity. Students use maps and census data to examine specific human migration patterns, both past and present.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Ecology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Mapping Our Human Footprint     
Description: This Xpeditions activity has students use geographic analysis of a world map to learn where and to what degree human activity has influenced Earth.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Preserving Biodiversity     
Description: In this student activity from, Xpeditions, students take on the role of zoo director with a mission to teach people about the importance of biodiversity. Students examine maps and then create their own map that illustrates areas of the world where endangered species are found.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies,Arts
Title: EDSITEment     
Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities' EDSITEment Web site offers the best of the humanities on the Web. The site includes subject-based access to top humanities sites, EDSITEment lesson plans and at-home activities, and additional learning activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Be an Explorer Every Day!     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students make exploration tool-kits with gear to help them explore their local environments. They also develop and participate in exploration activities for all seasons of the year.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies - Geography
Title: Get Oriented     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students explore the cardinal directions--north, south, east, and west. They then test their knowledge using the interactive '' '' Orientometer.'' ''
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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