Transdisciplinary Theme: Where We Are in Place and Time
  • An inquiry into the orientation in place and time

Central Idea:
  • Humans learn about the world through what they experience

Lines of Inquiry:
  • The value of exploration
  • The value of questioning the unknown
  • Impact of past exploration

Key Concepts:
  • Perspective
  • Reflection

Teacher Questions:
  • Perspective: How do you know where you are?
  • Connection: What has exploring done to/for the world? what have you explored?
  • Reflection/Change: What is left to explore?

Helpful Websites:


Types of Maps

Overview of Maps
Types of Maps(includes visuals)
Mental Mapping


Geographic Tools Challenge

Maps
Globes
Atlas
GPS
Compass
GoogleEarth
Mapquest


Map Skills
Compass Skills
Grid References
Symbols and Keys
Scale
Cardinal Directions
Adventure Island (Using Map Key)
Vocabulary Flashcards


Physical Features
Landforms Study Jams
Landforms Scavenger Hunt Prezi

Let's Get Physical! Challenge
World Atlas

Printable Maps1
Printable Maps2


Mapping and Geography
Geography Games (continents, countries, capitals, & landscapes!)
Map Match Game
Create Your Own Classroom Map
Go on a Family Adventure
Interactive Maps
Explore Countries of the World
Capital Catch (USA)
World Capitals (World)




Explorers
All About Explorers
Explorers
Enchanted Learning Explorers Links
Myths About Explorers

Other "Explorer" Resources:
Nicolaus Copernicus Article
Nicolaus Copernicus


Research Sites:
World Atlas
World Factbook
Atlapedia
MapStats
World Atlas
Countries

Other Helpful Resources:
Games and Activities
Web Geography for Kids (Tons of Links)
Printable World Maps
Outline Maps

Teacher Resources:
Printable Geography Practice