Category: Form6: Maps and Mapping…

Getting started with Google Earth…The Geoschooley way!

Getting started with Google Earth…The Geoschooley way!

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L.O: To become familiar with how to use Google Earth

 

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Key skill development:

Using the basic tools on Google Earth to create a digital map

English writing skills in the plenary

Key terms:

GIS – Geographical Information System

Mapping

Layers

Information/Data

So what is Google Earth???

Google Earth makes a world of geographic information available to students in a dynamic way over a web browser. It uses tools and features that infuse  geographic thinking and inquiry into your learning (source: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/getting-started-google-earth/)

 

Starter – Task 1: In pairs try and complete the 5W + How below to help begin the process of becoming more familiar with Goggle Earth – use your ipads to research…

 

1) What is Google Earth?

2) Why do we use it in Geography?

3) Who uses it in Geography?

4) When is it best to use in Geography

5) Where is it best to use in Geography?

6) How can it help us understand Geography better?

 

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(source: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/a-simple-sure-fire-way-to-create-great-content-the-5-w-the-h/)

 

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Task 2:  Become familiar – Create a Tour Around The World! (Task idea originated from www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/getting-started-google-earth/)

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Access Google Earth on the below link (you will need a gmail account so you can sign in to save your work, )

https://www.google.com/earth/https:/

 

The Ten-Day Tour Around the World

(Task idea originated from www.nationalgeographic.org/idea/getting-started-google-earth/)

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1)  Your task is to use Google Earth to build an itinerary for a tour you will take with family or friends to 10 locations around the world.

2) You should try to include a variety of sites with diverse historical, cultural, and environmental significance—for example, the Taj Mahal (a cultural site in India), the Amazon rain forest (an area of environmental significance), and the Great Wall of China (a site of historical significance).

3) Use this worksheet Creating a Tour Around the World with Google Earth to explore in Google Earth and plan your tour.

4)  Save your tour stops to the My Places folder, and create a detailed tour itinerary to share.

 

Task 3 – Plenary: Create a short story of your WORLD TOUR. Your story should include:

  • No more than 150 words
  • At least 3 locations you visited
  • Some Human features
  • Some Physical features
  • What you enjoyed most about the tour

 

 

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Six Figure Grid Referencing…

Six Figure Grid Referencing…

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Title: Six Figure Grid Referencing…

L.O: To know how to use six figure grid referencing effectively on a map…

Key Skill Development:

Six Figure Grid Referencing

Key terms: 

Grid Reference

“Along the corridor”

“Up the stairs”

More specifica accuracy

Breaking box up into ten

Map symbols

Lesson Starter: Task 1: Watch the below clip on your devices and with your headphones and make some key notes on how the teacher explains to perform four six grid referencing…

Main Development:

Six Figure Grid Referencing:

Six figure grid references are more precise that a four figure grid reference. They are used to locate smaller locations. A six figure grid references splits a grid square up into ten sections along the bottom and the side.

Task 2: work through the task sheet below – get your teacher to check your responses…

 

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(task sheet sourced from www.geographyalltheway.com)

 

 

Plenary: Task 3: Read pages 32 and 33 in your course books and answer questions 3 – 6 on pg. 33…

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Homework – independent work time:

Grid References

Relief of the Land…

Relief of the Land…

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Title: Relief of the land…

L.O: To know how to interpret contour lines on a map so that the height of the land is understood…

Key Skill Development:

Using contour lines.

Understanding distance between places on a map

Key terms: 

Relief

Contour Lines

Height above sea level

Map symbols

Lesson Starter: Watch the below clip on your devices and with your headphones and make some key notes on how the teacher explains to perform relief on a map…

Map Symbols…

Map Symbols…

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Title: Map Symbols…

L.O: To know how to interpret map symbols in the key of a map…

Key Terms: 

Map Symbols

Features

Physical

Human

Lesson Starter: Task 1: Try and give a name to all the symbols below – what feature might they represent?

Church with Tower
Forest
Heliport
Information Point
Youth Hostel
Viewpoint
Church with Spire
Glasshouse
Campsite
Bus Station

Take out the OS maps given to you by your teacher and have a look at the key that’s on the map…

Some key questions for thought…

  1. What do symbols do for a map reader?
  2. When are symbols good to use?
  3. Where are symbols usually understood on a map? (A clue these things open doors)
  4. Who needs map symbols?
  5. Why are map symbols important?

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Main Development…

Task 2: Follow the below link and participate in the Map Symbol Quiz…

http://www.geographyalltheway.com/ks3_geography/maps_atlases/map_symbols.htm

Task 3: Access your Geog1. course book and on pages 38 – 39 answer questions 1-10…ask your teacher for help if you need…

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Task 4: Homework – independent work time…

Produce a map symbol that would show the location of an ‘Oporto British School’ on a map. Your symbol needs to be presented on A4 paper so that it can be easily understood from a distance.

 

 

 

 

 

Points of a Compass – Direction…

Points of a Compass – Direction…

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Title: Points of a Compass…

L.O: To know how to use compass directions when describing direction on a map…

Key Skill Development:

To use points of a compass to tell direction on a map

Key terms: 

Compass

Direction

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Lesson Starter: Watch the below clip on your devices and with your headphones and make some key notes on how the teacher explains to perform points of a compass to tell direction on a map…

 

Scale…

Scale…

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Title: Scale…

L.O: To know how to use scale effectively on a map…

Key Skill Development:

Using scale

Understanding distance between places on a map

Key terms: 

Scale

“As the crow flies”

“Ratio”

Map symbols

Lesson Starter: Watch the below clip on your devices and with your headphones and make some key notes on how the teacher explains to perform scale on a map…do not watch the clip past the scale part as it will go onto understanding relief of the land (height of the land) of a map and this is your next lesson…

Four Figure Grid Referencing…

Four Figure Grid Referencing…

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Title: Four  Figure Grid Referencing…

L.O: To know how to use four figure grid referencing effectively on a map…

Key Skill Development:

Four Figure Grid Referencing

Key terms: 

Grid Reference

“Along the corridor”

“Up the stairs”

Map symbols

Lesson Starter: Watch the below clip on your devices and with your headphones and make some key notes on how the teacher explains to perform four figure grid referencing…do not watch the clip past the four figure grid referencing part as it will go onto six figure and this is your next lesson…

Main Development:

Four Figure Grid Referencing:

Task 2: To begin with try and solve the below code which will help you start to develop your Four Figure Skills…

Solve the code: 1264, 0556, 1662, 0667 | 0358, 1262, 0966, 0866, 0556, 1460, 0354, 1359, 1064, 0854 | 0367, 0655, 1064 | 1262, 1654, 0755, 1454.

(task sourced from www.geographyalltheway.com)

Your Golden Rule for reading Grid References…

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Task 3: Complete the task sheet below…

4 figure grid references (new)

 

Task 4: Plenary… attempt the task sheet and see which objects get created…

 

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(source www.geographyalltheway.com)

HomeworkIndependent work time…
Answer questions 1 and 2 from pg.33 of your course book…
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Mapping Connections…

Mapping Connections…

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Title: Making my own Mapping Connections…

L.O: To create my own annotated map of my own personal connections around the world…

Key terms:

Mapping

Connections

Global

Local

Key Skill Development:

Mapping Connections

Annotation using PEEL

Discussion

 

Lesson starter: Using your blank maps of the world identify six countries using a highlighter pen that you are connected to around the world. Your connection could be that you have a family member there, that your family car is from there, that favourite piece of clothing comes from that country or that you have simply been there on holiday…

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Main Development:

Now, with your six countries can you create an annotation for each of them with a PEEL annotation…performing the following:

  1. Point – identify the country and your connection
  2. Explain – explain your connection in more detail
  3. Evidence – provide an example in your life that connects you to this area.
  4. Link – link your connection to a Global Goal somehow

Plenary: Discuss the following statement as a class and come up with some examples to support your points of view…

 

“If there are earthquakes in Indonesia, wars in the Middle East and drought in Africa it doesn’t matter because I don’t live there and it doesn’t affect me” (Mr. Unidentified, 2018).

 

Homework: Read pages 24.and25. from your course books and answer questions 1 – 4 on pg.25

 

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