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Keywords: Geography, Regionalism, Five Themes of Geography, Technology
Subject(s): Information Skills, Art, Photography, Civics, Social Studies, Social Skills, Spelling, Geography, Grammar, Dyslexia, Podcasting, Special Needs, Writing, History, Speech and Language, Foreign Language, English/Language Arts
Grades 7 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Indian Hills Middle School, Prairie Vlg, KS
Planned By: Judith Schieszer
Original Author: Judith Schieszer, Prairie Vlg
Age Level
Middle- High School
Concepts
Regional Study of North America: United States and Canada using the five themes of Geography
Content Standard
Objectives
At the conclusion of this lesson:
1. students will have applied the five themes of Geography to the Canadian Providence that they were assigned.
2. students will have produced a presentation using apps on their IPads
Time Required
4 to 6 class periods
Materials
IPad, DoodleCast Pro App (or another presentation app), Student Guide Sheets, Grading Rubric
Procedure
Day 1: Divide into groups/ Assign Canadian Providence/Review the Five Themes of Geography/ Introduce presentation App
Day2: Student Research using research outline Worksheets
Day 3: Students Take photos, web photos for presentation
Day 4: Students Write script for presentation
Day 5: Students put presentation together
Day 6: Presentations are shown for the class.
Closure
Watch presentations in class. The presentations can be downloaded into a power point for viewing.
Assessment
Grading rubric

Student Guidance w.s.
You will research the assigned Canadian Province with your group and make a “Doodlecast Pro.” presentation.
Circle the providence you are assigned
British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario
Quebec New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Write out all of the information you need before you start recording in Doodlecast Pro.
What your project needs to include the following:
(5 Pts)1. Location: Define
a. Absolute- longitude and latitude: Define
b. Relative: Define
c. Capital of the province

(6pts) 2. Place: Define
a. Physical Characteristics: Define
1. 2 important and interesting physical features
b. Human Characteristics: Define
1. 2 important and interesting human features

(3pts) 3. Region: Define
a. A map that shows regions within your province or a region to which your province belongs
(4Pts)4. Movement: Define
a. Arts
b. Government

(5Pts) 5. Interactions of Humans and Environment: Define
a. Major routes of transportation
b. 2 ways humans interact with the environment

(2pts) Professionalism of final presentation
25 Total Points 
(5 Pts)1. Location: Define

a. Absolute- longitude and latitude: Define


b. Relative: Define


c. Capital of the province

 
(6pts) 2. Place: Define


a. Physical Characteristics: Define


1. 2 important and interesting physical features (tell about them)


b. Human Characteristics: Define

1. 2 important and interesting human features (tell about them
 
(3pts) 3. Region: Define


a. A map that shows regions within your province or a region to which your province belongs (tell the region)


(4Pts)4. Movement: Define

a. Art

b. Government

 
(5Pts) 5. Interactions of Humans and Environment: Define

a. Major routes of transportation


b. 2 ways humans interact with the environment
 
Comments
The students love using the limited number of IPads that we have in the classroom. The students seem to retain complex ideas more by producing presentations, developing commercials, etc with tecnology.
I have examples of finished products that I can send - but need to get photo permission to send them.
I can also send the completed lesson iwith worksheets and rubrics as a word document.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
The read aloud app helps students to read text that is too difficult. Many of my special education students fit into the regular class by using the IPads to help with communication.
Follow-Up
Using the IPad minis for developing economics cartoons over different economic concepts. Using story telling to give oneshot pictures to tell main ideas from history, literature
Materials: Autism
Other Items: 10 IPad Mini 16GB, $368 each, total of $3680.00