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Neighborhood Navigator

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Title:

Neighborhood Navigator

URL:

https://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/smalls/smalls_navigator.pdf

Content Source:

Smithsonian
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this learning activity, students learn of a slave named Robert Smalls who stole a ship and used his map skills to escape to freedom. Students will view a map of Robert Smalls route and create a map of their own neighborhood.  

Content Standard(s):
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
Insight Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify on globes and maps the areas of land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features.
  • Use cardinal directions and a compass rose to explain locations of land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features.
  • Create a form of nonstandard measurement to measure distances between land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features.
  • Use appropriate geographical vocabulary to share features on globes and maps.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • identify
  • create
  • use
  • land masses
  • bodies of water
  • physical features
  • cardinal directions
  • compass rose
  • nonstandard measurement
  • distance
  • geographical features
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The differences in land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.
  • The use of cardinal directions and the compass rose.
  • Techniques for using nonstandard measurement.
  • Vocabulary: land masses, bodies of water, physical features, cardinal directions, compass rose, nonstandard measurement, distance, geographical features
Skills:
Student are able to:
  • Identify land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.
  • State the purpose and use of cardinal directions and compass rose.
  • Identify nonstandard measurement.
  • Use nonstandard measurement for locating distances.
  • Use vocabulary that relates to geographical features (for example, river, lake, ocean, and mountain).
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Land masses, bodies of water, and physical features can be identified on maps and globes.
  • Cardinal directions and the compass rose help us read maps.
  • Nonstandard measurements can be used to find distance.
  • There is an appropriate vocabulary to describe geographical features.
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
Insight Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography
Course Title: Living and Working Together in State and Nation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify states, continents, oceans, the equator and other geographic features on maps, globes, and technology resources.
  • Students use map elements to locate and describe features on maps, globes, and technology resources.
  • Students use appropriate terminology, including directions and intermediate directions, to describe locations on maps, globes and technology resources.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • states
  • continents
  • oceans
  • equator
  • intermediate directions
  • recognize
  • virtual globe
  • satellite images
  • radar
  • locate
  • points on a grid
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Differences among the ways maps, globes, and technological resources represent Earth and portions of the Earth.
  • Location of states, continents, oceans, equator, and other physical and man-made geographic features. Intermediate directions.
  • Vocabulary: states, continents, oceans, equator, map, globe, title, legend, compass rose, scale, virtual globe, satellite image, radar, northeast, southeast, northwest, southwest
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Use maps, globes, and technological resources.
  • Locate states, continents, oceans, the equator, and other geographic features.
  • Locate map elements and use them effectively.
  • Use intermediate directions to describe location.
  • Locate points on a grid.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Maps, globes, and geographic technology resources are representations of a variety of geographic features.
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
Insight Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography
Course Title: Geographical and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Locate prime meridian, equator, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, International Date line, and lines of latitude and longitude on maps and globes.
  • Use labels, symbols and legends to locate physical and cultural regions on an Alabama or world map.
  • Use cardinal and intermediate directions to locate an area in Alabama or the world.
  • Determine distance between places on a map using a scale.
  • Describe use of geospatial technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS), geographic information system (GIS).
  • Interpret population, vegetation, climate, growing season, irrigation on thematic maps.
  • Use vocabulary associated with maps and globes: megalopolis, landlocked, border, elevation.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • physical regions
  • cultural regions
  • geospatial technologies
  • thematic maps
  • megalopolis
  • landlocked
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Vocabulary associated with maps and globes.
  • How to use cardinal and intermediate directions to locate an area in Alabama or the world on a map or globe.
  • How to locate physical and cultural regions and geographical features on a map or globe of an area in Alabama or the world.
  • How to locate points on a grid using coordinates.
  • How to use a scale to determine distance.
  • How to use legends, labels, and symbols to locate physical and cultural regions on an Alabama or world map.
  • How to describe the use of geospatial technologies.
  • How to interpret information on thematic maps.
Skills:
Student are able to :
  • Use a map or globe to locate specific geographical features.
  • Use cardinal and intermediate directions.
  • Use labels, symbols and legends on a map.
  • Use a map scale to determine distance.
  • Use geospatial technologies.
  • Use geographical terms associated with maps and globes.
  • Locate coordinates on a grid.
  • Interpret thematic maps.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Geographical information can be used to locate an area in Alabama or the world on a map or globe.
Alabama Archives Resources:
Click below to access all Alabama Archives resources aligned to this standard.
Tags: compass rose, maps, navigation
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