Target Student Group: Third and Fourth Grade Students
Goal of Lesson:
The goal for this lesson is for students to gain understanding of their differing communities by exploring Google Earth. Students will study the map and formulate questions to ask their pen pal, and formulate statements that they would like their pen pal to know.
As you all are aware, we have some new friends that we will be writing a letter to in a completely state. Their community is going to be very different than the one we live in. Today, we are going to explore the community our friends are in and compare it to our own. Follow this link to explore
As you explore note down any questions you might want to ask your pen pal and note things you’d want them to know about you and your community.
- You may involve student’s more by allowing them to create an informational slide to help describe their community or highlight a specific place in their community.
- This can be adjusted for grade level.
- Students can be further prompted to notice terrain, landmarks, specific buildings, etc.