Supporting Question Where are we, as a class community, located?
Formative Task Describe the location of the school using geographic tools and vocabulary.
Sources Source A: Google Maps
Supporting Question Where are we, as people on Earth, located?
Formative Task Complete a two-column chart that describes the location of the world’s people in terms of population density.
Sources Source A: Population density map
Source B: Earth’s City Lights
Supporting Question Why are we where we are?
Formative Task Assemble an I Notice/I Think chart drawing conclusions about geographic factors that encourage or deter human settlement.
Sources Source A: Global climate zone map
Source B: Global elevation zone map
Supporting Question Where are the “human footprints” on Earth?
Formative Task Create a concept web that makes and supports a claim about how the choices and actions of people influence our planet.
Sources Source A: Diaper Disaster
Source B: Human Footprint Consumption
Source C: US Environmental Protection Agency website on climate change