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Map Borders/Activity Starter

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Title:

Map Borders/Activity Starter

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/map-borders/activity-starter-map-borders/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn about map borders and complete an interesting hands-on activity. This video is part of Activity Starters, which is an animated video series. In each episode, an animated character introduces a concept and an activity. 

Content Standard(s):
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
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.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.3.1- Identify vocabulary associated with maps and globes, including megalopolis, landlocked, border, elevation, and geospatial technologies.


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.


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Author: Ginger Boyd