The Water Nearby

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Title:

The Water Nearby

URL:

https://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/water/water_nearby.pdf

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this learning activity, students use Google Maps to find their school and to locate the closest body of water. The activity includes links to additional resources.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: K
Living and Working Together in Family and Community
8 ) Recognize maps, globes, and satellite images.

Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: K
Living and Working Together in Family and Community
9 ) Differentiate between land forms and bodies of water on maps and globes.

Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 1
Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
8 ) Identify land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.

•  Explaining the use of cardinal directions and the compass rose
•  Measuring distance using nonstandard units
Example: measuring with pencils, strings, hands, feet

•  Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including river, lake, ocean, and mountain
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
6 ) Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.

•  Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale
•  Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest
•  Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar
•  Locating points on a grid
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
1 ) Locate the prime meridian, equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, International Date Line, and lines of latitude and longitude on maps and globes.

•  Using cardinal and intermediate directions to locate on a map or globe an area in Alabama or the world (Alabama)
•  Using coordinates to locate points on a grid
•  Determining distance between places on a map using a scale
•  Locating physical and cultural regions using labels, symbols, and legends on an Alabama or world map (Alabama)
•  Describing the use of geospatial technologies
Examples: Global Positioning System (GPS), geographic information system (GIS)

•  Interpreting information on thematic maps
Examples: population, vegetation, climate, growing season, irrigation

•  Using vocabulary associated with maps and globes, including megalopolis, landlocked, border, and elevation
Tags: compass rose, Google maps, maps, navigation
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Author: Ginger Boyd