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The Oklahoma Standard: Tornados

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Description: Students will develop an understanding of how tornados form. Identify and locate the cities where the top 10 worst tornados in Oklahoma occurred on the Giant Map of Oklahoma. They will specifically gather and analyze data from the Moore, Oklahoma 2013 tornado site using geospatial technology.

  Grade level(s): Middle                      Standards: GFL, CC                Produced By: Denise Aguilar

South Sudan: A Tale of Two Countries

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Description: South Sudan is the world’s newest country.  It was a hard-won fight for independence that followed decades of war.  The war began with the discovery of oil and the belief that economically the country of Sudan would be able to rid itself of its Christian African inhabitants.  Years of genocide and ethnic cleansing followed leaving South Sudan with little except for its vast reserves of oil.

 Grade level(s): Middle                 Standards: PASS, GFL, CC             Produced By: Jayne Marley

Tectonic Leadership

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Description: The purpose of this lesson is for students to examine how leaders in the countries affected by the Ring of Fire, shape geopolitical choices.  Students will do this through readings and dramatizations.  It is designed to introduce students to rulers in this region of the world and examine how they are shaping geo-political issues today.  Students will also become familiar with some distinctive elements of the various cultures.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Ann Kennedy

Pacific Rim Economic Tigers

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Description: This lesson will focus on four counties which have been given the nickname Economic Tigers because of their aggressive economies. They are: South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.  The impact of the Ring of Fire on these economies will also be explored.  This is a great hands-on lesson that will address some of the economic problems of today.

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

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On: Tectonic Changes along the Pacific Rim

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Description: Using a variety of online, print, and visual evidence, students will be challenged to defend of refute the label, Ring of Fire, as an accurate and appropriate description of the physical region of the Pacific Rim and its history, as well as future potential for devastating tectonic events. As a conclusion to student investigations, students will create and publish their findings in an online, digital journal. The lesson is most effective if students have access to the internet at multiple stages of the lesson; however, options are available should access be limited.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Pam Merrill

R U a Geo-Techie? Digital Tools for Geographic Learning

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Description: This lesson offers teachers information and resources for assisting students in this process, while examining the topic of informational technology’s impact on developing nations, the cultural diffusion such technology has brought, and the political/social issues involved in determining access to information. This overview of the possibilities of producing digital learning products can be used anytime during the year.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC           Produced By: Pam Merrill

Who Owns the Sea

Description: China’s territorial conflicts with neighboring countries not only include land conflicts with India. As China seeks to control potential underwater fossil fuel resources, their conflicts also extend into the East China Sea and the South China Sea and include high-tech “island creation” by China’s government.  Students will analyze a series of graphics in order to understand and make predictions about these conflicts.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Janet Hall

Vietnam, A Fast Growing Economy

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Follow these links to the lesson: Lesson Plan, PowerPoint 1, and PowerPoint 2.

Description: This lesson focuses on the history of human-environment interactions in the Florida Everglades region since the late 19th century. The long-term effects of these interactions are discussed and evaluated.

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

Using www: // to Study the Ring of Fire

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Description: This lesson will present a list of websites with synopsizes of some of the many resources available on the World Wide Web to assist educators in teaching the “Ring of Fire.” This incredible geographic topic comes alive with the many visuals and hands-on interactive activities. Examples are: videos, PowerPoint presentations, interactive maps, vocabulary lists and quizzes, lesson plans, lecture notes, editorials, newspaper articles on currents events and much more. Teachers can choose what works in their classrooms and add some excitement to the lessons.

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

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

Major Cities Spanning Europe and Asia

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Description: Students will learn the location of several major European and Asian cities as well as discovering important physical and cultural characteristics of these various cities.

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

The Aral Sea: An Unnatural Disaster

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Description: Students will understand that water diverted for irrigation or other purposes can have a direct impact on the environment, including environments that cross international boundaries.

 Grade level(s): Middle                         Standards: OAS, GFL, CC       Produced By: Janet Hall