Spotting a Wind Farm

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Description: The overall purpose of the lesson is to help students analyze a range of geographic information to develop a better understanding of human interactions with their environment via siting a wind farm in a foreign location. In this case that analysis is on the island of Ireland.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Scott Greene

Every Region Has A Reason: Lesson 1

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Description: This lesson is designed to define, analyze and conceptualize and apply the idea of political, physical, economic and cultural regions, concentrating on the USA in the Western hemisphere involving student interaction, research, hands on activities, and class presentations with discussion. Various examples and scenarios through photo’s, web work and maps will help students understand and internalize these key geographic types of regions.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Gary Gress

Every Region Has A Reason: Lesson 2

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Description: This lesson is designed to define, analyze and conceptualize the idea of formal, functional and popular (or vernacular regions), concentrating on one country in the Western hemisphere involving student interaction, research, hands on activities, and class presentations with discussion. Various examples and scenarios through photo’s, web work and maps will help students understand and internalize these key geographic types of regions.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Gary Gress

Boots On the Ground: Building Better Classroom Assessments to Measure Student Learning

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is to help students prepare for state assessments measuring the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Geography. Participants will receive practical strategies for developing more rigorous classroom assessments, meeting the demands of depth of knowledge and formatting which students will encounter on future state assessments.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL                         Produced By: Brenda Chapman and Pam Merrill

Examining the Evidence: Teaching With Documents

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is to help students glean information from primary documents.  The modern world demands that students be able to navigate a reality dominated by visual information.  Sight is the dominate sense, and modern communications media increasingly appeal to that sense.  This means that students need to become visually literate, that is to develop the ability to look at an image, analyze it, and decode it.  Students need to read images in the same sense they read text. 

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Brenda Chapman and Pam Merrill

Our Five Oceans: Exquisite, Essential and Endangered

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Description: Through exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources of visual information, and printed and digital texts, students will investigate and discover this interconnected nature, the importance of protecting the oceans, and how what happens to our oceans affects all life on earth.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Lynn Tilley

Changing the Score in South Africa

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Description: South African mining companies are key players in the global industry. In this lesson, students will analyze the interactions of humans and their environment in South Africa. They will gain a better understanding of contemporary issues and the positive and negative impacts of mining Africa’s rich reserves of valuable minerals.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Teresa Potter

What's Up With the Yangtze River?

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Description: Students will discover the benefits as well as the disadvantages of building the largest hydroelectric power station in the world at Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC   Produced By: Glenda Sullivan

What Unsolved Mysteries Lie Beneath Stonehenge?

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Description: Students will learn that more than fifteen previously unknown monuments: henges, barrows (burial mounds), ditches, and pits have recently been discovered buried beneath the ground in the area around Stonehenge.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC   Produced By: Glenda Sullivan

The Great Wall of China

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Description: Students will discover when the Great Wall of China was first built; when it was built as it exists today; who the laborers were who built the Wall; what materials were used to build it; why the Wall was built; problems encountered in maintaining the Wall even today; and new evidence as to the entire length of the Great Wall.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC   Produced By: Glenda Sullivan

Oil, Religion and the Global Landscape

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Description: The Middle East produces about a third of the world’s oil which makes the entire world reliant on that oil and natural gas. The goal of this lesson is to use map skills to gain an understanding of the effects of abundant oil supplies in the Middle East. Using maps, students will analyze data from a geographic perspective. They will increase their understanding of conflict and cooperation among specific groups over oil and religious differences. They will also identify multinational peace-keeping efforts to stabilize relationships in the Middle East.

Grade level(s): Middle                    Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Teresa Potter

The Impact of Economic Development on Russia's Arctic Regions: Opportunities and Challenges

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Description: Through exploration and analysis of primary and secondary sources of visual information, and printed and digital texts, students will discover and be able to summarize why the changing Arctic has become an important economic region for development, the opportunities and challenges that face Russia, as well as her neighboring countries in the Arctic, and how what happens in the Russian Arctic affects the rest of the global community.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Lynn Tilley

Using Absolute Location to Improve Your Mental Mapping

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Description: Students will understand how latitude and longitude can assist them in finding specific places. They will be able to apply knowledge of location when organizing information about regions and the people who live in them. They will determine what natural resources are available for the people who live in the regions around the rivers, deserts, seas, mountains, and peninsulas being studied.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Susan Smith

Absolute Location: Knowing Exactly Where You Are!

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Description: Using longitude and latitude, students will find specific locations on maps and globes. Students will be able to use absolute location to find any specific place on any maps and globes (they include a grid system). When given a list of cities or geographically important locations in North and South America, students will be able to apply knowledge of absolute location to pinpoint their locations.

Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL   Produced By: Susan Smith