Build geographic literacy by exploring what maps tell us, how maps are organized, and why maps are wrong with this engaging thematic, inquiry-driven unit.
Why I created this product:
- Few young people know how their identity fits into the larger global community. Many do not understand the world outside of their immediate surroundings. Developing strong geographic literacy is crucial is for teenagers living in the 21st-century.
- I want to save you time. Guide your students through engaging geography lessons that connect big geography concepts to your students. Through slides, activities, and resources, your students will answer important questions about how geography and cartography impact life in the modern world. The unit is ready to teach as soon as you buy.
- Empower your students to become confident with geography without teaching to the test. Our units strive to teach knowledge and skills that are relevant, useful and engaging to 21st-century learners.
- Unit Overview with general notes, Google Slides links, essential knowledge, learning objectives, a table of contents, and a pacing guide.
- PPT Slides & Google Slides to support your daily lessons with key information, discussion questions, images, and bell work.
- Student Guided Notes to record and reflect on learning throughout the unit and develop mastery of notetaking
- Student Activities to practice key map skills taught in the lessons
- Unit Hook: a quiz incoming knowledge on the current state of the world and answer key
- The Brains of London Cab Drivers: read, annotate and respond to key parts of an article on how London Cab Drivers have bigger brains because of their experience with maps.
- Unit Essay: culminate learning and takeaway with this DBQ-style writing activity that is supported detailed instructions, a checklist template, and sources, that asks them to answer “To what extent did the Gall-Peters Projection (1973) represent a change in culture from the Mercator Projection (1569)?”
- Digital File: link to a Google Slides file with copies of all slides
- How Accurate Is Your Worldview? (& Answer Key)
- U.1 Principles of Geography & the 5 Themes
- U.1 The Five Themes of Geography Guided Notes
- U.1 The Ballooned Brains of a London Cab Driver Activity
- U.1.A What Do Maps Tell Us?
- U.1.A What Do Maps Tell Us Guided Notes
- U.1.A Cultural Context Activity
- U.1.B How Are Maps Organized?
- U.1.B How Are Maps Organized Guided Notes
- U.1.C Why Are Maps Wrong?
- U.1.C Why Are Maps Wrong Guided Notes
- U.1.C Map Projections Web Search
- U.1 Learning Check
- U.1 Principles of Geography Assessment
- U.1 Sources
- U.1 Support Resource
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