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Standard 3
Students will understand how physical processes shape the earth's surface.
Objective 2
Assess the characteristics and location of ecosystems.

 
  • Mystery Island
    In Mystery Island, the student works in a committee of four in which they are stranded on an unknown island and have to answer basic survival questions in order to find a settlement. There are four maps of the same island with information on scale, water bodies, vegetation, landforms and climate patterns, that the students will study to help them through Mystery Island.
      Enduring Understanding:Students will understand how human activities shape the earth's surface.
      Essential questions:
    • How do people adapt to their environment?
    • How is water important to settlement patterns?
    • How do physical environments provide advantages and disadvantages.
  • Temperature Graphing
    The students will analyze temperature variations throughout the world by using computer graphing of select major national and international cities.

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