HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION:
Completed our discussion of the 8 content areas of science fiction. Tomorrow we will “test” what they have learned.
Learning Target: “I can understand how maps are used to locate relative and absolute location.”
Read section 1.4, including the maps and graphics.
- Identify vocabulary: parallels of latitude, equator, meridians of longitude, prime meridian, international date line, coordinates
- Define them as they are described in the reading, provide an illustration, list characteristics of the words and words related and NOT related (opposites) to the vocabulary word.
- Reflect: What do these words have to do with understanding relative and absolute location?
- Working in your groups, complete the map stations around the room.
- Use the Cities Around the World map on p. 17 and the handout The Global Grid: Longitude and Latitude.
- Follow the directions at each station. Use the map on p. 17 as a reference point. Write your answers on the map handout.
Student talk: In what ways have we met this learning target using the map activity?
Reflection: “I am meeting the learning target because I did _______________________.”
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY:
- Learning Target: “I can explain how Washington state formed during Earth’s geological eras.”
Cenozoic Era Website:
- Imagine that you are creating a website to share what you have learned on the Cenozoic Era.
- Within this website, you should have one webpage for each of the following: 1) Cenozoic Era (overview) 2) Olympic Peninsula/Willapa Hills, 3) The Cascade Mountains, 4) The Columbia Plateau, 5) The Olympic Mountains, 6) The Palouse Region, and 7) The Cascade Volcanic Chain. That’s 7 pages total!
- Each page for the 6 geologic regions should contain information such as location, time, geologic processes and their results. In addition, include images illustrating the geologic processes or the region.
- To prepare, read p. 18-21. Read with a pen/pencil. Use sticky-notes to help you collect needed notes.
- Except for titles, all text must be written in complete sentences.
- Use the website/page templates to guide you.
- Of the 6 geological regions you are presenting on your website, you may use a bubble map styled format for as many as 3 regions.
- Reflection: What has this project taught me about the learning target?