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August 14, 2005
Getting Geography

Before someone can go anywhere, they must know where they are. Taking the social studies pre-test seemed a bit daunting to these new sixth graders. Reassuring them that they weren't supposed to know these things, seemed to help them somewhat. By Friday afternoon, they had in fact been exposed to at least two of the ideas that were on the pre-test.

Students received their textbooks and jumped right in. Concept mapping for geography vocabulary was introduced. Together, with my help, the class mapped the word geography finding its dictionary definition, citing ideas that are geography and ideas that are not (synonyms and antonyms,) writing a short scenario applying the meaning of the word, and drawing a picture to demonstrate their understanding.

This week, we will explore the five themes of geography.

Posted by Mrs. Krodman

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