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): 10/11/10

SWBAT use thematic maps to answer questions about geography. -Thematic maps vary in content and purpose. -People use thematic maps to gather specific information about an area. -Learning how to interpret information on a thematic map is an important skill in geography and social studies.

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

LESSON PLAN
Do Now Students are provided a thematic map and key for precipitation in the United States. Students are asked to answer 3 warm-up questions about the map and legend (What is the title? What three precipitation zones does Texas lie in? What does “dark purple” represent on this map legend?) Vocabulary Words: Thematic Map (review) Legend (review) Lead students through discovery Introduction to New Material: Students are lead through a guided notes activity and discussion on the proper way to use thematic maps.

Evaluate

Elaborate

Explain

Explore

Engage

Teach the concept. (interaction, investment, interest.) Clarification: Students are provided examples of thematic maps and asked to complete a “think-aloud” discussing titles, keys (legends), and content of each map in further detail.

Students apply the information learned in the “explain” portion Students complete a think, pair, share activity. Two thematic maps are provided (Texas Population Density and Texas Household Median Income by County). Students are asked to work with a partner to answer a series of content-based and skills-based questions. Reflection, check for understanding Students complete a thematic map exit quiz containing 3 content-based questions and 3 skills-based questions.

MODIFICATION

GT: Map assessments based on TODALS lesson. ESL: Guided learning, oral directives. Sp. Ed: Oral administration of exit quiz based on IEP requirements. Further review.

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