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Leapin’ Landmarks

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National Geography Standards

ELEMENT ONE

THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS

1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

ELEMENT FIVE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

14. How human actions modify the physical environment.

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  • Arizona READING STANDARD
  • Grade 3
  • Strand 3 Comprehending Informational Text
  • Concept 1 Expository Text
  • PO 2 Locate facts in response to questions about expository text
      • PO 4 Use a variety of sources (e.g., trade books, encyclopedias, magazines, atlases, almanacs, electronic source, textbooks) to answer specific questions, and/or gather information
      • Concept 2 Functional Text
  • PO 4 Interpret information in functional documents (e.g., maps, schedules, pamphlets) for a specific purpose

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Arizona Geography STANDARD

Grade 3

Concept 1 The World in Spatial Terms

PO 6 Recognize characteristics of human and physical features:

a. physical - continent, ocean, river, lake, mountain range, coast, sea, desert, gulf, bay, strait, plain, valley, volcanoes, peninsula

PO 7 Locate physical and human features using maps, illustrations, images or globes.

a. physical – seven continents, four oceans,

river, lake, mountain range, coast, sea, desert, gulf, bay, strait, peninsula

b. human - Equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres, North and

South Poles, city, state, country, roads, railroads

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  • Arizona WRITING STANDARD
  • Grade 3
  • Strand 3 Writing Applications
  • Concept 2 Expository
  • PO 2 Write an expository paragraph that contains
      • a.a topic sentence
      • b.supporting details
      • c.relevant information
      • Concept 6 Research
  • PO 1 Paraphrase information from at least one source (e.g., Internet, reference materials)
  • PO 3 Write an informational report that includes main idea(s) and relevant details

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Overview

This lesson addresses children's curiosity about some of the outstanding man-made landmarks of the world. The activity that follows is a hook to entice students to explore the geographical themes of location and place through literature.

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  • Purpose
  • The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to 10 man-made landmarks around the world. It will expose them to mapping and labeling the continents, oceans, and major mountain ranges of the world.
  • Objectives
  • The student will be able to:
      • Label a map of the world with the continents, oceans, and major mountain ranges.
      • Locate, acknowledge, and use several sources to write an informational report in his or her own words.

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  • Materials
  • At least one copy of Ben's Dream by Chris Van Allsburg
  • Ben's Dream Worksheets for each student
  • Class set of any or all: encyclopedias, atlases, encyclopedia software, Internet access
  • Outline map of the world
  • Images of Famous Landmarks files (pictures of famous landmarks)

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  • Procedures
  • Discuss the term landmark. A landmark is any object on land that marks a specific locality.
  • Read Ben’s Dream. Use the images provided.

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  • Procedures
  • Complete worksheet using resources.

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  • Procedures
  • Research a landmark.
  • Write an expository paragraph on the landmark.

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  • Procedures
  • Complete map work. Display the map work and the paragraphs together.

Place a star on the location of the monumentresearched.

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  • Assessment
  • Geography Assessment:
      • 1.On a multiple-choice evaluation, students will correctly choose the location of eight out of ten man-made landmarks.
      • 2.Students will label a map of the world with all continents, oceans, and major mountain ranges with 80% accuracy.
  • Writing Assessment:
  • Students will achieve a score of 4 or higher on their paragraphs using the 6 Traits of Writing Rubric for the following traits: Ideas/Content and Word Choice.

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ELL Adaptationfor Leapin’Landmarks

The Overview, Purpose, and Objectives remain the same--only the instructional strategies and the assessment provide more scaffolding for diverse learners.

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Day One

  • Create a definition of a landmark.
  • Discuss the difference between man-made and natural landmarks.
  • As partners, create a list of man-made and natural landmarks from prior knowledge.
  • Partners share with other partners.
  • Create a class list on chart paper.
  • Read Ben’s Dream.
  • Use photos to review (or add to) class list.

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Ben’s Dream

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Day Two

  • Brainstorm meaning for vocabulary words.
  • Record definitions and pictures on Vocabulary Squares

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Day Two

  • Complete worksheet.
  • Start working on Famous Landmark Paragraph

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Day Three

  • Complete the paragraph frame and draw a sketch of the landmark.
  • Locate landmark on world map.

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Geography Assessment:

1. Using the pictures of famous landmarks, students will identify 8 out of 10 of the landmarks orally.

2. Using a world map, students will label all continents, oceans, and major mountain ranges with 80% accuracy.

Writing Assessment:

Eight or more facts are correct on the Famous Landmark Paragraph.

Reading Assessment:

Students should be able to define orally 4 out of the 5 vocabulary words.

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Extensions

  • Research other landmarks.
  • Distinguish the differences between man-made and natural landmarks. There is a second set of photos to assist with this extension.
  • The students could identify and write about a man-made landmark near their hometown.

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