Social Studies World Interaction and People in Society Using Map Skills and Learning About Other Cultures
What you are about to view! • The following slides will provide activities for you to do in the classroom. • Some activities will be on one slide or less and other activities will be on two or three slides. • Enjoy!
World Interaction • World Interaction is one of the six sections on the Ohio Proficiency Test for Citizenship. • There are six goals listed under the World Interaction section. • We will only be focusing on two of the six goals. Our goal is to utilize map skills and interpret and analyze maps/charts/graphs.
USING A MAP! • What are some of the uses of maps? • Why do we need to understand how to read a map? • How do we use latitude or longitude? • What are some map terms used? (All questions are for class discussion.)
Using Map Skills • Pretend you are a world wide travel agent. Your client will give you a big tip ($5,000) if you can find 7 different cities (one in each continent) for her to visit. • Name a city and give its exact location.
Write down the name of a country. Keep this name a secret! Give the exact location to your partner. Have your partner write down the country he thinks it is. Were they the same? Find a country on your atlas and write it down. Have your partner figure out where you are by asking only yes/no questions. (Is this place hot? Etc.) How many questions did your partner have to ask? Where in the World is ____?
Create a Country • You have just discovered a foreign land. • You are responsible for giving directions from Florida to your land. • Make sure to tell them exact location of your entire land and which direction to go from Florida.
Types of Maps • A road map • A political map • A shaded relief map • A topographic map • A map showing products from a State or region • A map showing the weather (either in the newspaper or on television) • A map on a television news program • A map showing the routes of an explorer • A map showing how different States voted in an election • A map featuring the agricultural products of different States or regions • Any other map that you have thought of.
Using your own Social Studies book • get in a group of 2 or 3 people. • With your group, go through your book • and find as many different types of maps • as you can. • WRITE down how many different • maps you find. • You have 8 minutes.
How many different types of maps did you find? • Why are there are so many different kinds of maps? • Do you think you can display everything about a place on one piece of paper? (population, produce, weather, elevation, etc.) • What can we conclude about a useful map?
Let’s Practice • Latitude lines “start” at the _____________. • Longitude lines “start” at the _____________. • Using the map in your book give the coordinates for any place in the U.S.A • Remember latitude is given before longitude.
HOMEWORK • Look in magazines or newspapers • and cut out at least three different • types of maps that you find. • Bring them to class tomorrow • so we can create a map collage.
From the front of school write directions to your house. Include directions such as North, South, East, or West. (You can also include right and left.) Read your directions aloud to a neighbor and see if they can follow your directions. Then use graph paper to draw a map to your house from school. (This is relative location.)
People in Society • There are three goals for this section of the Ohio Citizenship Proficiency Exam. • We will be combining those goals into one main goal of COMPARING DIFFERENT SOCIETIES.
People in Society There are thousands of different societies around the world. Your groups mission that you will choose to accept… is to research one of these societies and give a class presentation. In your class presentation your group will need to include: types of food (and make at least one sample for class) why you choose this society what are some “money makers” of this culture interesting facts like religion, favorite pastime activities, etc. the average temperature and weather how do people dress (display or wear their types of clothes) what is some of the history of this society (did they migrate, where they involved in a war, etc.) any other interesting and important information
YOUR FAMILY TREE Find out when your ancestors came to America. Research as far back as possible. Give a mini-report to the class about the country your ancestors came and give a brief description of country including weather, customs, and any “fun facts” You are allowed to have your parents help, but you need to do most of the work!
The Penny Pit • Look at a penny. • As a class, list 10 aspects of out culture found on a penny. (may include copper, religion, etc.) • Have each person pick one aspect and research it. • For the next class, each student will share two or three sentences about their aspect and how it shows American culture.
Our Class Culture • Have each student make a personal list of “wrong” or unacceptable behaviors. • Have students pair up and share their list. • Each pair should create a list which they agree on. • Pairs match up with other pairs and repeat steps 2 & 3. • Continue process until the class joins together as one unit. • If a student feels there needs to be an additional item, s/he must present to the class the issue and defend the issue. Class will then vote on item. • Have students discuss if they agree or disagree with the “wrong” behavior and why. • Have a class discussion about the process of their Class Culture.
Classroom Ancient Greek Olympics • Have the class research the original Greek Olympic Games. • Discuss the events and then modify them for the classroom. (Instead of a javelin throw, try a paper airplane distance game.)
Summary • Hopefully these classroom activities will help your class comprehend the two sections previously discussed - World Interactions and People in Society. • The final slide will provide you with some web sites for some more ideas! • Good luck with your school year!
Lesson Plans on the Web • Social Studies Lesson Plans & Resources http://www.csun.edu:80/~hcedu013 • Social Studies Lesson Plans http://www.col-ed.org/cur/social.html#sst3 • Lesson Plans from Smithsonian Education on the Web http://educate.si.edu/resources/lessons/ lessons/.html • CCCnet: K-8 Curriculum and Lesson Planning for Teachers http://www.cccnet.com • The Lesson Plan Page http://lessonplanpage.com