WaterLesson - Water Drought Two Sides of the Same Coin Classroom sessions\/estimated time 2-5 class periods with use of a computer lab 1-3 to work

WaterLesson - Water Drought Two Sides of the Same Coin...

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Water & Drought: Two Sides of the Same Coin Classroom sessions/estimated time: 2-5 class periods with use of a computer lab: 1-3 to work through the Tutorial and 2 for small group research and presentations (optional) Grade Level(s): high school (tailored for students in Geography & History of the World and Advanced Placement Human Geography ) Purpose: Students will understand the geographic concept of human/environmental interactions over time utilizing fresh water as an example. National Geography Standards (2 nd Edition): 1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.4) – How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information 3 (3.1, 3.2, 3.3) – How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface 4 (4.2) – The physical and human characteristics of places 6 (6.1) – How culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of places and regions 7 (7.1) – The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface 9 (9.2B, 9.3) – The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth’s surface 12 (12.1, 12.2, 12.3A) – The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement 14 (14.1, 14.2, 14.3) – How human actions modify the physical environment 15 (15.1, 15.2, 15.3) – How physical systems affect human systems 16 (16.3) – the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources 18 (18.1, 18.2, 18.3) – How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future Indiana GHW Academic Standards: 3.4, 3.5 – Population Characteristics, Distribution and Migration 5.5 – Urban Growth 9.2, 9.3 – Human and Environmental Interactions: Resources, Hazards and Health AP Human Geography: IA; C1, 2, 4, 5; D, E: Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives II A1 and 2; B1, 3, 5: Population and Migration IV A6: Political Organization of Space VC3: Agriculture, Food Production, and Rural Land Use VI C5, 6, 7: Industrialization and Economic Development VII D2, 4, 5; E5: Cities and Urban Land Use
ELA Common Core: Understanding the concept of “text” to not simply be words but images, maps, data… the possibilities become limitless. Grades 9-12 I. Reading Standards for Literature, A. Key Ideas and Details, 1 and 2 II. Reading Standards for Information Text, A. Key Ideas and Details, 1, 2, and 3 B. Craft and Structure, 4, 5, and 6 C. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, 7 D. Range of Reading of Level of Text Complexity, 10 III. Writing Standards, A. Production and Distribution of Writing, 4, 7, 8, and 9 IV. Speaking and Listening Skills, B. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas, 4 V. Language Standards, A. Conventions of Standard English, 1 and 2 Objectives: Upon completion of this lesson and series of activities, students will be able to... 1. discuss various geospatial technologies in terms of their value to research: GPS, Remote Sensing, Landsat, LiDAR, satellite imagery, and orthophotography, 2. identify the differences between weather and climate, 3. explain positive and negative contributions of floods and droughts in relation to Indiana, 4.

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