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Buster's Egyptian Adventure

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Title:

Buster's Egyptian Adventure

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ilwgbh17-soc-geog-buster-ilegypt/busters-egyptian-adventure/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this interactive geography activity from PBSLearningMedia, students join Buster Baxter, a character from the ARTHUR television show, on a trip to Egypt. Students learn about Cairo, ancient Egypt, the pyramids, the Nile River, and relevant vocabulary terms as they travel with Buster and meet new friends. Afterward, students write about what they’ve learned in the form of a postcard to one of the Egyptian children they encountered in the videos.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 3
Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
4 ) Relate population dispersion to geographic, economic, and historic changes in Alabama and the world. (Alabama)

Examples: geographic—flood, hurricane, tsunami

economic—crop failure

historic—disease, war, migration

•  Identifying human and physical criteria used to define regions and boundaries
Examples: human—city boundaries, school district lines

physical—hemispheres, regions within continents or countries

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History
Course Title: Geographical and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify ways population dispersion affected geographic, economic, and historic changes in Alabama and the world.
  • Relate ways human criteria (counties, cities, school districts, etc.) and physical criteria (hemispheres, regions within countries, river systems, etc.) are used to define boundaries and regions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • geographic changes
  • economic changes
  • historic changes
  • human criteria
  • economic failure
  • hemisphere
  • county boundaries
  • city boundaries
  • flood
  • hurricane
  • tsunami
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • How to use vocabulary associated with population dispersion.
  • How to identify human and physical criteria used to define boundaries and regions.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Relate population dispersion to geographic, economic and historic changes.
  • Discover ways physical and human criteria differ from one another.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Geographic, economic, and historic changes have an impact on population dispersion in Alabama and the world.
Alabama Archives Resources:
Click below to access all Alabama Archives resources aligned to this standard.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.4- Identify geographic, economic, and historic reasons people move to different places.


Tags: boundaries, Cairo, Egypt, Egyptian, Nile River, regions
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Author: Ginger Boyd