Danger in the Desert Classroom Companion Information and activities to accompany the book Linda D. Alkove MEd Information and Activities to Accompany Danger in the Desert Neighborhood survival Neighborhood Emergency Plan Knowing where you are: cardinal directions
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Danger in the DesertClassroom Companion
Information and activities to accompany the book
Linda D. Alkove
YOU DON’T ALWAYS NEEDA COMPASS TO KNOW THECARDINAL DIRECTIONS,
BUT YOU DO NEED TO BEAWARE OF WHERE YOUARE AT ALL TIMES.
IF NOT EXACTLY, THEN AT LEAST IN RELATION TO CITIES, TOWNS, HIGHWAYS, AND LANDMARKS.
But what do I need to
know this for?
So when you are faced with
a situation in which you must
accurately describe where you
are or where someone else may
be, you can!
IF YOU DON’T ALREADY KNOW, HERE ARE SOME TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET STARTED.
To the right of the sunset.
To the left of the sunrise.
Direction the sun sets.
Direction the sun rises.
To the right of the sunrise.
To the left of the sunset.
t Los Angeles, CA
Other easy cardinal direction mnemonics
(memory aids) for Arizona residents
The City of Flagstaff is in the northern part of Arizona
The City of Tucson is in the southern part of Arizona.
The City of Yuma is in the western part of Arizona.
The City of Springerville is in the eastern part of Arizona.
Main Arizona Highways.
I-17 runs north/south between the cities of Phoenix and
I-8 runs from I-10 (cutting the state in half between
Phoenix and Tucson) east to California.
I-10 enters the state on the east side, then cuts the state in half between Tucson and Phoenix, and then turns west to California.
Students should already have finished their neighborhood maps before
you attempt the Walkabout.
Teacher Sheet: Stop at the corner of Elm and Maple.
A DAY OR TWO BEFORE THE ACTIVITY:
1.Have students read the desert survival pamphlets provided as website links at the end of this portfolio.
2. Have students take the “survival quiz” after reading the desert survival pamphlets and before starting this activity.
Make-up, make-up mirrors
Learning about your environment
Problem Solving Before You Encounter the Problem
Things you should know about carrying, collecting, and cleaning water
Desert Pictograph Activities
Two ways to know your environment
Mesquite tree (beans)