Ben Davis Jr. High, Indianapolis, IN
Classroom sessions/estimated time: 2 blocks or 3-4 regular class periods
Grade Level(s): 8-9
Geography Standards Addressed:
1: The World in Spatial Terms – Standard 1 - How to Use Maps and Other Geographic Representations, Tools, and Technologies to Acquire, Process, and Report Information From a Spatial Perspective
1: The World in Spatial Terms Standard 3 - How to Analyze the Spatial Organization of People, Places, and Environments on Earth’s Surface
2: Places and Regions – Standard 4 - The Physical and Human Characteristics of Places
4: Human Systems – Standard 9 - The Characteristics, Distribution, and Migration of Human Population on Earth’s Surface
5: Environment and Society – Standard 14 - How Human Actions Modify the Physical Environment
Indiana Social Studies Academic Standards
WG.1.1 – Earth’s grid system, latitude and longitude
WG.1.3 – use GIS and GPS to establish special relationships
WG.1.4 – Explain that maps contain special elements of point, line, area and volume.
WG .1.5 – use a variety of sources to answer geographic questions.
Upon completion of this activity students will have learned how to:
Materials required & Resources:
a. Topo map of Eagle Creek road area. – To site plan a hike.
b. Aerial map of same area. – For use in seeing elevation change.
c. Heron’s Formula activity. (1 and 2)
2. Instructions on measuring student’s steps. – To measure their hike and figure Heron’s Formula.
3. Computer to see L & L of Eagle Creek Area.
4. Student Log for Students to fill in.
5. Hard copy or computer version of mission geography lesson.
Procedures: This activity can be done in pairs or individually. Tasks should be done in order, students can not move ahead.
|4 exemplary||Has met all expectations completely. Has completed the extension option.|
|3 satisfactory||Has met all expectations completely (tasks 1-7) and correctly.|
|2 needs working||Has met 5 of the 7 expectations (tasks) completely and needs work on 2 of the expectations (tasks).|
|1 unsatisfactory||Has not met the minimum requirement of at least 5 of the 7 expectations (tasks). The assignment either needs to have continued work done (late) or needs to be redone.|
Have the student complete the Heron’s Formula activity.