Title of Lesson: Geography Walk#127

National Standard: 4
The physical and human characteristics of places.
State Standard: 11

Teaching Level: E

Objective/Purpose: to observe physical features around school and the school neighborhood

Materials:
Option II - drawing paper

Procedure: Option I
1. Walk around outside observing areas around the school: playground, parking lot, etc.
2. Back in the classroom choose two areas that are used during the fall, winter and spring.
3. Discuss how the use of these two areas might change according to the seasons.
Option II

1. Walk around outside the school, observing not just the playground but the areas immediately surrounding the school property (the school neighborhood)
2. Have some students sit facing 4 different directions (N,S,E,W) and draw in detail all of the physical and human features they see.
3. Display results by facing them in the proper direction around a map of the school.

Evaluation/Assessment:
Are the students aware of both physical and human features surrounding the school?

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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