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INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING, SPRING 14 How and when can we use maps?


Stage 1 Desired Results

Established Goals: Locate their hometown on a map and to make connections for
reasons why it is important to use maps in life.

SSS/Common Core Standard(s):
SS.2.G.1.2- Using maps and globes, locate the students hometown, Florida, and North
America, and locate the state capital and the national capital.
Essential Question(s):

1. Application- How and when can we
use maps?

2. Explanation- What might happen if
maps were never invented?

Understanding(s):
Students will understand that

1. We use maps everyday to travel from
place to place. We use maps in many
different ways, for example, digitally,
globes, and written maps.

2. We would be lost without the
invention of maps. People would not
have names of places and boundaries
would not exist.

Students will Know:
Key terms:
-Map: a representation of the features of
an area of the earth or a portion of the
heavens
-Globe: a sphere which is depicted a map
of the earth
-Directions: the management or guidance
of someone or something
-Compass Rose: a circle showing the
principal directions printed on a map
-Hometown: the town where one was
born or grew up, or the town of one's
present fixed residence
-City: a large town
-State: a nation or territory considered as
an organized political community under
one government.
-Capital: the most important city or town
of a country or region, usually its seat of
government and administrative center
-Continent: any of the world's main
continuous expanses of land
-National: relating to a nation
-Digital Map: a collection of data is
compiled and formatted into a virtual
image
Location of:
-Students hometown
-Florida
-North America
-Floridas capital
-Nations capital
Maps were created to prove the earth
was flat, directional purposes, and to
record where things were.
Students will be Able to: (skills)


Apply why, how, and where we
use maps, by creating a poster in
a group

Explain why maps were
invented by having a class
discussion

Identify parts of a map by
labeling their own map of U.S.

Make connections between
what is on a map is where they
live/traveled to by crafting a
class map of connected pins


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Stage 2- Determine Acceptable Evidence

What Performance-Based Evidence will show that students can show understanding
of your Essential Question?


What other evidence will be collected in light of the desired results described in
Stage 1?

Students Self-Assessment (What did you learn today?) and Reflection (How did you
do as a learner todayeffort, paying attention, etc.?)

EQ: How and when can we use maps?
Class field trip- Students take on the role of a travel agent who needs to plan a class field trip to either our
nation's capital or our state capital. Miss Hester and 123 Elementary has no idea how to get there. Students are to
create a poster outlining their planned way to the capital, of their choice, then write a journal entry of why they
have planned the trip the way you have.
Turn and Talk- Start of introducing assessment, question asked will be essential question.

Observation Form- While students are working in groups, I will be walking around with an observation form

Presentation- Present poster to class, explaining purpose and why we are going a specific way on our class field
trip.

Rubric- Students, teachers, and principal will complete a rubric for the presentation.

Anecdotal Notes- Does the student work well with others? Is the student engaged in learning? Does the student use
vocabulary?
Journal Entry- States purpose of poster and how they did as a group member
Traffic Colors- Students will hold up color cards when asked how they are doing/feeling while working
on the project
Think-Pair-Share Student will reflect with each other on what they have learned about maps and
directions before they work on the class field trip plan
Exit Slip- Students will answer a question in their planners of what they have learned about maps today


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Stage 3 Teaching Plan
Day 1: Purpose
Read aloud Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney. (Provide individual copies to
students, use digital technology with headphones for accommodations)
Have a class discussion by asking students, why do you think maps were
invented, how were maps invented, and where do we use maps? Explain
purpose.
Lay out all the reasons why
Tell expectations
Hand out vocabulary KWL chart for guided notes (ELL/ESE students will have
accommodations with vocabulary words written and a few fill in the blanks for
them to complete)
Introduce key terms
Day 2: Maps
Craft a class map by putting pins on a picture on a cardboard of where
students have been in USA. If they have not traveled, they may tell the class
where they want to go.
Fill in vocabulary KWL
Show students the similarities/differences in a globe, map, and digital maps.
Go over students hometown, state capital, nations capital
Students break into groups differentiated by flexible grouping and label a
map of the U.S.


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Exit slip- write in their planners something new they learned about maps
(self-assessment)

Day 3: Directions
Open interactive, educational game
http://eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g1_u3/
on the Smart board to teach the class legends and directions
Have class use maps the created yesterday and add on my creating directions
and a legend
Fill in vocabulary KWL
Exit slip- write in their planners something new they learned about
directions or legends (self-assessment)

Day 4: PBE
Have students turn and talk about the essential questions, how and when we
can use maps
Introduce PBE
Think-Pair-Share in groups differentiated by flexible grouping
Students will work on PBE
Students will show their Traffic Colors so I can see what they need in order to
understand essential question (self-assessment)


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Exit slip- write in their planners something new they learned about maps
(self-assessment)

Day 4: PBE
Have students complete PBE
Presentations of posters
Rubric completed by teacher, students, and principal
Students will create a journal entry which states purpose of poster and how
they did as a group member (self-assessment)






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Save the Date!
Geography Unit Plan
How and when can we use maps?
Contact Information
If you have any questions or
suggestions please feel free to
contact me at

Email: nhester@k-12.dcsd.edu

or

Phone: 412-815-0711

As always you can come and help
out in the classroom! If you want to
experience learning about maps
and help our students with their
performance evidence based
assessment please send me an
email and I will inform you on ways
you can help!

Thank you!
Hello Caregivers of Room 102!

Dear Caregivers of Second Grade,
This Monday we will be starting our geography unit in Social
Studies. Students take on the role of a travel agent who needs to plan
a class field trip to either our nation's capital or our state capital.
Miss Hester and 123 Elementary has no idea how to get there.
Students are to create a poster outlining their planned way to the
capital, of their choice, then write a journal entry of why they have
planned the trip the way you have. After learning how and when we
use maps, your child will become a travel agent and work with a
team to plan our class field trip! Students will be assessed on their
poster, which includes main idea of directions, map, legend, compass,
creativity, purpose statement, and their journal entry.



Maps
5/5/2014
Directions
5/12/2014
We will design
directions for our
class map.
Presentations
5/29/2014
Students will show
their field trip
presentation to the
class and principal.
Feel f
We will be going
over reason,
purpose, and how
to use maps.


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Name: Date:


Class Field Trip


You are a travel agent and your teacher needs your help! Miss
Hester has no idea how to get to our nation's or state capital. Do you
know how to get there? 123 Elementary needs YOU to plan a class field
trip to either our nation's or state capital, since Miss Hester can't. You
need to create a poster outlining your planned way to the capital, then
write a journal entry of why you have planned the trip the way you have.
This challenge involves creating directions on a map, directions, legend,
compass, and a purpose statement. This poster must convince 123
Elementary, your principal, second graders, and Miss Hester this is the
best way to go to our class field trip destination and why we should go
there!



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Class Field Trip- Rubric

Criteria Excellent

(3-4 points)
Good

(1-2 points)
Developing

(0 points)
Directions Directions are
clearly explained
and are
correlated with
the map.
Directions are
not explained but
they are
correlated with
the map.
No directions.

Map Map
demonstrates
representation of
nations or states
capital and major
geographic
regions.
Map
demonstrates
little
representation of
nations or states
capital and major
geographic
regions.
No map.

Poster (overall) Poster includes
legend, compass,
creativity, and
purpose
statement.
Poster is a
missing a few
elements, which
may be, legend,
compass,
creativity, or
purpose
statement.
Missing legend,
compass,
creativity, and
purpose
statement.
Journal Entry All information is
included.
Two explanations
are missing.
No journal
entry.