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HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Sugar Grove Academy

8405 Bonhomme - Houston, TX 77074 Phone: 713-217-0214 - Fax: 713-771-9342

Teacher: Peacock TAKS/TEKS Objective:
What will your students be able to do?

Course/Period:

ALL

Date(s): 10/12/10

Key Points:
What main ideas or key questions will you ask/show during instruction?

SWBAT use physical and political maps to answer questions about geography. -Physical maps are used to show elevation and natural features of the land. -Political maps are used to show boundaries of cities, states, or countries. -Political and physical maps can be used together to answer questions about geography. (Map alignment)

LESSON PLAN
Engage Evaluate Elaborate Explain Explore
Do Now “What do you think are the main differences between a physical map and a political map?” Vocabulary Words: Physical Map (review) Political Map (review) Lead students through discovery -Students and teacher review initial answers to the warm-up. Students are asked to keep their answers in mind and to be prepared to revise them at the end of class. -Students are placed in partners to complete an in-depth, teacher-guided comparison of one political map and one physical map (both of Texas) Teach the concept. (interaction, investment, interest.) -Students complete a “think, pair, share” on the uses and purpose of a physical map. Students complete a “think, pair, share” on the uses and purpose of a political map. Students practice answering geography questions using the two types of maps together. Students apply the information learned in the “explain” portion -Students are asked to revise their initial warm-up answers: “What do you think are the main differences between a physical and political map?”

Reflection, check for understanding -Students take an exit quiz where they are asked a variety of map skills and content-based questions pertaining and political and physical maps.

MODIFICATION

GT: In-depth critical thinking and reflection. ESL: Guided learning, oral directives. Sp. Ed: Oral administration of exit quiz based on IEP requirements. Further review.