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ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 5 :
5 ) Differentiate between a physical map and a political map.

Examples: physical—illustrating rivers and mountains

political—illustrating symbols for states and capitals

•  Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including latitude, longitude, and border
[ELA2015] (2) 28 :
28 ) Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. [W.2.8]

Subject: Social Studies (2), English Language Arts (2)
Title: Which Direction? Latitude and Longitude
Description:

This activity uses YouTube as its digital resource. "Longitude and Latitude Meaning Definition for Kids" is a video that explains the definitions of latitude and longitude. The students will also engage in a Quick Write about the video relating to our essential question, What do the geographical terms latitude and longitude mean? Afterward, the students will participate in a hands-on activity.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 5 :
5 ) Differentiate between a physical map and a political map.

Examples: physical—illustrating rivers and mountains

political—illustrating symbols for states and capitals

•  Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including latitude, longitude, and border
Subject: Social Studies (2)
Title: What Can Be Found on a Physical Map of Alabama?
Description:

After an extensive study of physical maps, the students will locate and create physical and political features on a map of Alabama. The above link will be used to research and aid in the creation of the features found in Alabama.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




ALEX Learning Activities: 2

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 5 :
5 ) Differentiate between a physical map and a political map.

Examples: physical—illustrating rivers and mountains

political—illustrating symbols for states and capitals

•  Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including latitude, longitude, and border
Subject: Social Studies (2)
Title: Finding Our Way - Public TV Geography Show Dr Dean S. Rugg 1 or 2
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g_Q96WLak0&t=29s
Description:

Dr. Rugg explains latitude and longitude.  This is a show on South Dakota Public Television. Dr. John Rugg was a Professor of Geography at the University of Nebraska.



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