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Global Studies – Day 7

Bell work:

Copy each question and provide the correct answer. You may use your notes to help you.

  • 1.

    How is absolute location different from relative location?

  • 2.

    What is the purpose of a map?

  • 3.

    How is a place different from a region?


  • 1.

    Understanding map projections SS.B.1.4.2

  • 2.

    Using different types of maps SS.B.1.4.2

  • 3.

    Three types of thematic maps SS.B.1.4.2



  • 1.

    Map practice activity pages 19 and 23

  • 2.

    Discussion of physical maps

  • 3.

    Example of physical map in textbook A2

  • 4.

    Wrap up

Make foldable of vocabulary words

Bell Work:

Go over the bell work. This is review material that will be on the chapter test. Be sure that students have the correct answers in their notebook.


Have students work in mixed ability pairs to complete “Map Practice” on pages 19 and 23. They should write out the questions and the answers in their notebook.

Allow students 30 minutes to complete this assignment and then go over the correct answers.


Using a pull down physical map of the world, the transparency MT1 from the Easy Planner, or a physical world map from the internet and the map on page A2 in the textbook discuss features of a physical map.

Notes for discussion: Over 2/3 of the earth is covered in water in the form of oceans, rivers, and lakes. The remainder of the surface is made of seven large continental landmasses, each with its own varied landscape. The seven continents that make up these land areas are from largest to smallest Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia. Have students find each continent as you read them out loud and have a volunteer point to it on the pull down map or overhead.

Geographers use physical maps to present the world as it actually appears, highlighting such varied physical features as mountains, valleys, plains, steppes, canyons, and rivers.

Use the following questions to have students study the map to locate the correct answers. Call on students to provide the correct answers.

  • 1.

    What mountain range separates European Russia from Asia? (Ural Mts.)

  • 2.

    What two mountain ranges run the length of North and South America? (the

Rocky Mountains and the Andes Mountains.) 3. What are the world’s four oceans? (Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific)

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