LESSSON TITLE: Where are the ACC schools located?
CURRICULUM AREA: Social Studies-Geography
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
What are the absolute and relative locations of the 12 ACC schools?
In groups of 2 or 3, students will use an atlas and/or other materials to determine the absolute and relative location of each school and answer questions from an activity sheet.
The teacher assigns cooperative pairs or triads. Each group is given the activity sheet and an atlas. The teacher models how to find absolute location (latitude-longitude) and relative location using one school.
COGNITIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES:
1) Students must use the maps to find the absolute location of each town/city in which ACC schools are found.
2) Students complete relative location questions from activity.
Activity sheet and atlas of Eastern United States.
RE-TEACHING AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES:
Re-teach: 1. Teacher makes a transparency of map containing location of one school and models finding absolute location. 2. Teacher provides copies of maps for each school’s location (no need for atlas)
Enrichment: 1. Students write questions using directions (N,S,E,W) to find relative locations of ACC school.