Note: This schedule page is best viewed on a computer monitor.
|Resources||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Online Textbook|
|Spine text||1.7 Maps|
|Hungry Planet||p. 6-21 Foreword and Introduction|
Wildlife of the World
|p. 16-17 Extreme Environments||p. 18-19 Aquatic Environments|
The Trivia Lover’s Guide
|Chapters 17-19||Chapters 20-23||Chapters 24-26|
Skip chapter 27.
Skip chapter 31.
|p. 66-81||p. 82-93||p. 94-105||p. 106-117|
(End of book!)
|Memorizing the World’s Countries|
|Seterra Games||Latitudes and Longitudes|
|Video||The Most Complex International Borders in the World (Part 3)|
|Maps from the study guide||Labeling 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|
|Activities||SICK Science: Experiment: Blubber Glove||Make 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.
|Art||Make a compass rose: Option 1, Option 2|
|Videos||Why 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|
|Printables||Latitude and Longitude poster/notebooking page|
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|How to read a topographic map|
|Websites||The 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.)