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Geography - 6th

Exploring the Wonders of the World: A Geography Adventure

Title: Exploring the Wonders of the World: A Geography Adventure

Compliance: Meets Common Core State Standards for Geography in the sixth grade

Subject: Geography

Summary: Engage your students in an exciting and interactive project that explores the wonders of the world, enhancing their understanding of geography.

Topic: Wonders of the World

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the locations and characteristics of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Understand the historical and cultural significance of each wonder
  • Can create a multimedia presentation showcasing the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Methodology:

This project will involve a combination of research, creativity, and technology to engage students in learning about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Students will work individually or in small groups to explore and present information about each wonder.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Access to computers or tablets with internet connectivity
  • Library resources (books, encyclopedias, etc.)
  • Art supplies (colored pencils, markers, etc.)
  • Presentation software (PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Introduce the concept of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to the students, providing background information and discussing their historical and cultural significance.
  2. Divide the students into small groups or allow them to choose partners.
  3. Assign each group or pair one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  4. Explain that students will be conducting research to gather information about their assigned wonder, including its location, characteristics, and historical context.
  5. Provide students with a list of recommended resources, both online and offline, to aid their research.
  6. Encourage students to take notes and organize their findings.
  7. Once the research is complete, instruct students to create a multimedia presentation showcasing their assigned wonder.
  8. The presentation should include visual elements such as images or drawings, as well as written information about the wonder.
  9. Students can use presentation software of their choice to create their multimedia presentation.
  10. Remind students to cite their sources and give credit to the authors of the information and images used.
  11. Allow time for students to practice and refine their presentations.
  12. Organize a presentation day where each group or pair will present their findings to the class.
  13. Encourage students to ask questions and engage in discussions after each presentation.

Assessment:

To assess student learning, consider the following criteria:

  • Accuracy and completeness of research
  • Organization and clarity of the multimedia presentation
  • Ability to effectively communicate information about the assigned wonder
  • Active participation in the presentation day, including asking questions and engaging in discussions

Provide feedback to students based on these criteria, highlighting their strengths and areas for improvement.

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Meets Common Core State Standards for Geography in the sixth grade

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