Maps & Communities in Ohio ED 417-02 Dr. Helms 10/4/06 Elisabeth (Lisa)Murphy Maps & Communities in Ohio Target Grade for lessons: 3 rd Activities: Explore maps of Ohio and America. Explore map of Main street in Xenia, Ohio. Compare/contrast communities in Ohio.
Objective: Students will be able to identify the state of Ohio on a map of the United States and be able to identify major cities in Ohio.
two print-out maps for each student
glue sticks, scissors, colored pencils,
overhead map of the United States, &
various map print outs
Objective: Students will be able to identify and label streets and places in their community (Xenia), which is in Ohio.
glue sticks, word lists,
maps of Xenia, Ohio
Objective: Students will be able to use technology to observe, reflect and compare on their community in Ohio (Xenia) with another community in Ohio (Dayton).
computers, video, TV & VCR,
Objectives: Students will be able to locate and identify the five states bordering Ohio. They will also be able to identify specific landmarks for each state and understand how geography influences communities.
maps of United States
maps of Ohio and the five states bordering it
glue sticks and
Objective: Students will be able to make model landforms of Ohio and five bordering states, based on maps from previous lesson.
green and blue salt dough for each table,
5 different colors of salt dough (one for each table), a piece of ply board for each table,
landforms map of Ohio and 5 bordering
with table to make a
model of the landforms
for Ohio and each of
the bordering states.
(A website with information and maps about Ohio)
(A website with information and maps about Xenia, Ohio)
(A website that can find maps about specific cities and streets)
(A website with a map of Ohio and the 5 bordering states)
(A website with maps and information about Ohio)