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Ben Bollweg

EDR 321
Interdisciplinary Unit
6th grade Geography
Lesson Plan 3
I.
Benchmark/Standard:
A. 6 G1.3.1 Use the fundamental themes of geography (location, place, human
environment interaction, movement, region) to describe regions or places on
earth.
B. 6 G1.3.2 Explain the locations and distributions of physical and human
characteristics of Earth by using knowledge of spatial patterns.
C. 6 G1.3.3 Explain the different ways in which places are connected and how
those connections demonstrate interdependence and accessibility.
II.
Behavioral Objective:
A. Students will present their maps and posters that they created from the day
before relating to the 5 fundamental themes of geography.
III.
Anticipatory Set:
A. Free Write
B. Prompt: Do you like to travel, and when you do travel what are some of the things
that you bring with you?
IV.
Objective/Purpose/Essential Question: How does the Latino music in the U.S. relate to
the five themes of geography?
V.
Input
A. Task Analysis Step by Step
1. Anticipatory Set
2. Have groups go up one at a time to present their project.
a) Give students 5 minutes to prepare to present
b) Have each student tell the class what they did to help create their
project.
c) Tell students to show the class how their city relates to the five
themes of geography
d) 8 min max per group
3. Closure
a) Free Write
b) Answer EQ: How does the Latino music in the U.S. relate to the
five themes of geography?
c) 4-6 sentences
B. Thinking levels
1. Knowledge: What are the 5 themes of geography
2. Application: Identify how the five themes relate to their assigned city
3. Analysis: Distinguish where their evidence should be placed on their
poster and map.
4. Synthesis: Present their poster and map based on their city and the 5
themes
5. Evaluation: How well did they do at presenting their work

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Learning Styles:
A. Individual learning: Free writes and presenting their part of the project
B. Group learning: working together to present their project
Methods and Materials
A. Ways of presenting: Student presentations
B. Materials needed: paper for free writes
Modeling
A. Give example of how groups should present their projects
Guided Practice
A. Give students time to prepare how they should present
B. Groups who need help should raise hands for assistance
Independent Practice:
A. Free writes
Closure:
A. Answer EQ: How does the Latino music in the U.S. relate to the five themes of
geography?