Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Look Through the Window at Missouri's Cities

published on: 7/19/2007

Contributing Teacher(s): Pamela Loomis

Subject Area: Social Studies/Geography

Grade Range: Upper Elementary (4-5)

Materials Needed:

  • large sheets of construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • colored pencils
  • Map of Missouri

Objective:

  • Students will constuct and interpret maps.
  • Students will be able to locate the cities of Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Columbia and St. Joseph.
  • Instructional Strategy: Cooperative Learning

    Process Standards:

    • Goal 2.3 exchange information, questions and ideas while recognizing the perspectives of others

    Content Standards:

    • Social Studies 5. The major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement,...

      Time Allowance: (2) 50 minute periods

      Description: Students will create a map of Missouri. The map will have windows cut out in the location of selected cities in Missouri. When windows are opened, the name of the city is seen.


      Classroom Component:

      After a lesson over the larger cities in Missouri, students will make large cutouts of Missouri. On this cutout students will cut windows in the place of the cities. Students will open the windows and write the name of the city under the window. Students can then work with a partner to quiz each other. Students will simply open the window to check their answers.

      Smithton R-6 A window into Missouri

      Name: ________________________Teacher: _____________________________ Date : ____________Title of Work: ___________________

      Directions: Circle one of the point values for each of the three grading categories listed below.

      POINT VALUES

      CATEGORY

      5

      4

      3

      2

      1

      COMPLETENESS

      All cities completed.

      Most cities completed. Missing 1-2

      Some cities completed. Missing 3

      Missing more than 3 cities

      Incomplete

      ACCURACY

      Every city is located accurately. All cities are spelled correctly.

      Most cities located accurately 1-2 off. Most spelling OK

      Location of 3 cities not accurate. Some spelling errors.

      More than 3 cities out of place. Poor spelling.

      Incomplete

      NEATNESS

      Exceptional All items completed neatly.

      Good Most items completed neatly.

      Satisfactory Some erasure marks.

      Poor Most items not done neatly. Many erasure marks.

      Incomplete No color No labels

      SCORE:

      ___/15

      How can I improve my geography skills on my next mapping assignment?

      OR How & Why was I successful?

      After a lesson over the larger cities in Missouri, students will make large cutouts of Missouri. On this cutout students will cut windows in the place of the cities. Students will open the windows and write the name of the city under the window. Students can then work with a partner to quiz each other. Students will simply open the window to check their answers.


      Smithton R-6
      A window into Missouri

      Name: ________________________Teacher: _____________________________ Date : ____________Title of Work: ___________________

      Directions: Circle one of the point values for each of the three grading categories listed below.

      POINT VALUES

      CATEGORY

      5

      4

      3

      2

      1

      COMPLETENESS

      All cities completed.

      Most cities completed. Missing 1-2

      Some cities completed. Missing 3

      Missing more than 3 cities

      Incomplete

      ACCURACY

      Every city is located accurately. All cities are spelled correctly.

      Most cities located accurately 1-2 off. Most spelling OK

      Location of 3 cities not accurate. Some spelling errors.

      More than 3 cities out of place. Poor spelling.

      Incomplete

      NEATNESS

      Exceptional
      All items completed neatly.

      Good
      Most items completed neatly.

      Satisfactory
      Some erasure marks.

      Poor
      Most items not done neatly. Many erasure marks.

      Incomplete
      No color
      No labels

      SCORE:

      ___/15

      How can I improve my geography skills on my next mapping assignment?

      OR How & Why was I successful?


      For additional information contact :
      Pamela Loomis
      Smithton Elem.
      Smithton R-VI
      (660) 343-5317
      EMAIL:
      ploomis@smithton.k12.mo.us

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