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Oak Lawn School Library: World Geography Unit

Essential Question

What is the difference between physical and human geography, and what reference sources can I use to learn more about the latter?

Lesson 1 - Introduction

  • Introduce the concept of guide words and go over examples. (E.g., write sample words on chart paper or whiteboard and ask kids to think of words that could go on the page.)

Lesson 1 Assessment

Track participation.

Lesson 2 - Continents

Lesson 2 Assessment

plus = correctly labels all seven continents and five oceans

check = correctly labels 6-7 continents

minus = incorrectly labels or leaves blank two or more continents

Lesson 3 - Countries

Lesson 3 Assessment

plus = correctly locates more than one country

check = correctly locates one country

minus = is unable to locate country in atlas or map

Lesson 4 - Data

Map Activities

With your partner you will click on the first two links below and complete the activities.

When you are done with the first two, you may choose whichever activity you like at the third link.

Lesson 4 Assessment

Common Core Standards Addressed

RI.2.5 - Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently; L.2.2.E Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings; L.2.4.EUse glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.