High School Geography Week 4

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ResourcesDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Online Textbook
Spine text1.7 Maps
Non-Fiction Books
Hungry Planetp. 6-21 Foreword and Introduction
Wildlife of the World book
Wildlife of the World
p. 16-17 Extreme Environmentsp. 18-19 Aquatic Environments
The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World
The Trivia Lover’s Guide
Chapters 17-19Chapters 20-23Chapters 24-26
Skip chapter 27.
Chapters 28-30
Skip chapter 31.
Chapters 32-33
Shipwreck at the bottom of the worldp. 66-81p. 82-93p. 94-105p. 106-117
p. 118-126
(End of book!)
Fiction/Literature/Graphic Novels
Memorizing the World’s Countries
Seterra GamesLatitudes and Longitudes
Map printables
VideoThe Most Complex International Borders in the World (Part 3)
Study Guide
Maps from the study guideLabeling a map legend
Linguistic areas of Switzerland
Canary Islands and nearby countries
Origin of sweet potatoes and yams
South American countries with no coastline
3 rivers in Europe
Yalu River, China, Korea and capital cities
Nile River and other nearby areas/bodies of water
Sri Lanka’s climate
Scandinavian countries and cities
Faroe Islands and other areas
Links from the study guide
Extra Resources and Activities
ActivitiesSICK Science: Experiment: Blubber GloveMake your own compass
Optional: See if there is an orienteering class you can join (or tag along with one time). One resource is Orienteering USA.
 
Recommended: Go geocaching! Geocaching® is so much fun! You will need to sign up for a free geocaching account and download the official Geocaching® app on a phone (or use a GPS device). This is something you could do year-round as a fun family activity.

“Geocaching® turns every location into an adventure. Join the world’s largest treasure hunting game and discover the world around you in a whole new way. Millions of cleverly hidden containers called geocaches are waiting to be found.

Get outside, get moving, and challenge yourself to find secret locations, solve challenging puzzles, connect with other geocachers, and explore parts of your world you never knew existed. There is probably a geocache near you right now – download the app and find out.” (Quote from the Geocaching® app)
Activity: Reading a map
Get a paper map that shows your local area. Pick a place to go to via a car. My suggestion is to take your parent/teacher out to lunch. ? Plot a course on the map that uses a variety of side streets to get there (don’t go the usual “easy” way that you may already know). Sit in the front seat of the car and navigate (give directions to the driver). Discuss: Was it easy? Was it difficult? Why should we still bother to learn how to read a paper map?

Make a 3-D topographic map.
ArtMake a compass rose: Option 1Option 2
VideosWhy are we changing maps? (from The West Wing)Cape Horn, passing the end of the world

Don’t Mess with A HUGE Elephant Seal | Super Giant Animals | BBC
Vlogbrothers: 42 Amazing Maps
 
Longitude and Latitude
How to read a topo map
 
How to Use a Compass || REI
Hemispheres of Earth
 
OS Maps: Understanding Symbols
Geography Now! videos
PrintablesLatitude and Longitude poster/notebooking page
*Note: You may need to sign up for a free account to access this resource.
How to read a topographic map
WebsitesThe True Size of… Take some time to explore this activity. Try entering in places like Greenland, the U.S. China, Russia, etc.
 
Topographic maps: View a map for your location.
 
Dollar Street – Take a look at homes around the world. (Topics can be changed by the dropdown menus in the upper left of the website.)

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