Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quick Ideas for Student Activities using GE

Create placemarks for:

  • Three landmarks along the Oregon Trail
  • The locations where Lewis and Clark started, wintered over each year, etc.
  • Physical features such as isthmus, straits, deltas; additional tasks would include incorporating images into the placemark
  • Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Label state capitals
  • Your dream vacation and then write about why you selected those locations
  • Locations that you learned about this year in class; what did you learn about this place (annotate the placemark)? Why is this place important to you?
  • Locations that your ancestors lived; what were the push/pull factors (why did they move away from somewhere or move to somewhere)?
  • The topic of your choice. Why did you make these placemarks? Why are they important to you?

Observations about:

  • Vegetation and season
  • Vegetation and terrain
  • Elevation and vegetation patterns

Compare and Contrast

  • Populations of different regions of a state (e.g. why do so many people live in the Willamette Valley)
  • Natural resources and industry

Measurements and Routes

  • How far is it to..?
  • How wide is...? How does this compare to Autzen stadium? To our school yard?
  • How do you get to...? Where would you stop along the way? What would you see or do in these places?

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