Water & Drought:Two Sides of the Same CoinClassroom 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 Worldand 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 (2ndEdition):1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.4) – How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information3 (3.1, 3.2, 3.3) – How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface4 (4.2) – The physical and human characteristics of places6 (6.1) – How culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of places and regions7 (7.1) – The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface9 (9.2B, 9.3) – The characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth’s surface12 (12.1, 12.2, 12.3A) – The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement14 (14.1, 14.2, 14.3) – How human actions modify the physical environment15 (15.1, 15.2, 15.3) – How physical systems affect human systems16 (16.3) – the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources18 (18.1, 18.2, 18.3) – How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the futureIndiana GHW Academic Standards: 3.4, 3.5 – Population Characteristics, Distribution and Migration5.5 – Urban Growth9.2, 9.3 – Human and Environmental Interactions: Resources, Hazards and HealthAP Human Geography:IA; C1, 2, 4, 5; D, E: Geography: Its Nature and PerspectivesII A1 and 2; B1, 3, 5: Population and MigrationIV A6: Political Organization of SpaceVC3: Agriculture, Food Production, and Rural Land UseVI C5, 6, 7: Industrialization and Economic DevelopmentVII 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 9-12I. Reading Standards for Literature, A. Key Ideas and Details,1 and 2II. Reading Standards for Information Text, A. Key Ideas and Details, 1, 2, and 3B. Craft and Structure, 4, 5, and 6C. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, 7D. Range of Reading of Level of Text Complexity, 10III. Writing Standards, A. Production and Distribution of Writing, 4, 7, 8, and 9IV. Speaking and Listening Skills, B. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas,4V. Language Standards, A. Conventions of Standard English,1 and 2Objectives: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.