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Through the digital Randall and McNally Atlas application and the IPAD Pro tablets, my students will be able to locate all geographical features in order to locate the smallest countries, cities, states, and geographical features, as well as answer our higher order level of geography thinking questions and skills.

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Geography "Maps" Race Around The World

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School:
Seacrest Country Day School - Middle School 
Subject:
Geography 
Teacher:
meghan schimmel 
Students Impacted:
50 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
September 13, 2021

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Only $1,498.00 Needed

 

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Goal

Through the digital Randall and McNally Atlas application and the IPAD Pro tablets, my students will be able to locate all geographical features in order to locate the smallest countries, cities, states, and geographical features, as well as answer our higher order level of geography thinking questions and skills.
 

 

What will be done with my students

My 6th-7th grade students are fortunate to have Geography as one of their core classes in Middle school, which also prepares them for their following United States and World History classes. While our classrooms have many maps, globes, and atlases, it is difficult for my students to locate all the geographical features, because they’re either too small, or the particular maps do not contain those specific geographical features that the students are working in their cooperative learning groups to locate during our “Maps Race Around The World” geography skill building activity. By having the large iPad pros in their cooperative learning groups, my students will be able to zoom-in on a particular area and be able to locate the specific country, city, river, lake, mountain range, peninsula, etc.
 

 

Benefits to my students

Why is geography important in our elementary and Middle School classrooms? Geography helps students focus on the patterns and processes that connect them to the world by teaching them to pose and answer geographic questions. “Where is it located?” “Why is it there?” “What is significant about its location?” “How is its location related to the location of other people, places, and environments?” Geography skills teach students to inquire. They equip our children to address and solve problems. Geography has taken a backseat in many school curriculums and it’s extremely important for students to have an understanding of the relationships that exist between cultures, as well as understand where those cultures are located in the world. Students can google any country in the world and find its location; which is why geography skills matters more now than ever, because students need to know human geography, as it pertains to current events around the world, by using actual maps. They need to truly understand HOW to locate places on an actual map.
 

 

Budget Narrative

2 Refurbished Ipad Pro Tablets- Students will be able to locate and zoom in on places, with an updated world map for our daily "Maps Around the World" Geography activity
2@$749.00
Total- $1498.00 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Ipad Pro Tablet (Refurbished) $749.00
2 Ipad Pro Tablet (Refurbished) $749.00
  Total: $1,498.00

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Only $1,498.00 Needed

 

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