Where in the World Are We?
Connect and Explore
Connect students to the topic and spark their interest in learning more
Investigate and Gather
Allow students to develop question/s of personal interest and have time to gather relevant information to answer the question/s
Encourage students to demonstrate understanding of the information gathered, and synthesize into an appropriate format
Share and Reflect
Allow students to share with an audience for an authentic purpose
How does reading informational text help us understand our world?
How are tools used to determine location?
What tools are used to determine location?
Why knowing “where you are” is important?
English Language Arts
(19) Research/Research Plan. Students ask open-ended research questions and develop a plan for answering them. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to: (A) ask questions about topics of class-wide interest; and (B) decide what sources or people in the classroom, school, library, or home can answer these questions.
(20) Research/Gathering Sources. Students determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information they gather. Students (with adult assistance) are expected to: (A) gather evidence from provided text sources; and (B) use pictures in conjunction with writing when documenting research.
(4) Geography. The student understands the concept of location. The student is expected to: (A) use terms, including over, under, near, far, left, and right, to describe relative location; (B) locate places on the school campus and describe their relative locations; and (C) identify tools that aid in determining location, including maps and globes