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LESSSON TITLE: Where are the ACC schools located?

CURRICULUM AREA: Social Studies-Geography

GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What are the absolute and relative locations of the 12 ACC schools?

ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

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.

ACTIVATING STRATEGIES:

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.

SUMMARY STRATEGIES:

RESOURCES:

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.

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