ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (7) 6 :
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

[SS2010] GEOG (7) 7 :
7 ) Classify spatial patterns of settlement in different regions of the world, including types and sizes of settlement patterns.

Examples: types—linear, clustered, grid

sizes—large urban, small urban, and rural areas

•  Explaining human activities that resulted in the development of settlements at particular locations due to trade, political importance, or natural resources
Examples: Timbuktu near caravan routes; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Birmingham, Alabama, as manufacturing centers near coal and iron ore deposits; Singapore near a major ocean transportation corridor (Alabama)

•  Describing settlement patterns in association with the location of resources
Examples: fall line settlements near waterfalls used as a source of energy for mills, European industrial settlements near coal seams, spatial arrangement of towns and cities in North American Corn Belt settlements

•  Describing ways in which urban areas interact and influence surrounding regions
Examples: daily commuters from nearby regions; communication centers that service nearby and distant locations through television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet; regional specialization in services or production

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (7), Social Studies (7)
Title: Would you live in my state?

In this learning activity, each student will be assigned a state, research their state, and create a video presentation about the settlement patterns of their assigned state using Adobe Spark.  Their video presentation should include reasons to live in that state and persuade others to move into their state.  This activity will give the students an opportunity to learn about other locations in the United States through peer presentations.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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