Title of Lesson: Making a Globe - 2#121

Key Words for Cross Reference:
oceanscontinentsland masses

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

State Standard:10

Teaching Level: E

- to add land masses to the globe
- to identify and label oceans
- to identify the continents from a globe or map

poster paint (green and brown)thick and thin paint brushes
black permanent markers with fine tips (labeling)
a variety of easy to read world maps, globesany colorful magazine picture
a medium size ball such as a tennis or baseball

1. Explain a mercator projection (nautical chart) and how global (round) maps do not have the same distances as flat maps.

Have students:
2. Attempt to wrap a magazine picture around a ball as a demonstration.

3. With chalk draw in the land masses on the handmade globes. Use the quadrants created by the meridians and equator as guides when drawing in the land.
- use chalk to draw the continents with concern being more for the relative position within the correct hemispheres

4. Paint in all continental land masses in either green or brown (standard map colors representating land)

5. When the paint is dry, label the oceans, major seas, and continents.

The student will:
- share the contents of the finished globes.
- demonstrate recognition of land masses.

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors. *

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