Critical Thinking about Geography: United States, Canada and Greenland

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Fifteen lessons that engage students in opportunities to practice and apply the geography skills and concepts they are learning. Sample topics include
Reading a Political Map
The Effects of Human Activity on Salmon Populations
Exploring Economic Resources
Connections between Culture and Geography
Geographic Factors Affecting the Population Density
The 29 maps in the book serve as a springboard for discussion, classroom activities, and further research. Activities are designed to take 20-30 minutes each.
A debriefing discussion after each map lesson provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences and synthesize their thinking. It also provides an additional opportunity for informal assessment to assist instructional planning. Each book includes a fully searchable CD-ROM of the contents.
For geography classes, or to complement social studies, world culture, and world history curricula, Critical Thinking about Geography: United States, Canada, and Greenland prepares students for skills they will need in the 21st century. Addressing National Geography Standards, this title is ideal for whole class, small group, or individual instruction.
Lesson titles: ''Reading a Political Map,'' ''Using the Legend and Compass Rose to Obtain Information from a Site Map,'' ''Finding Places in the World: Latitude and Longitude,'' ''Understanding Map Projections,'' ''Mountains and Valleys: Reading a Physical Map,'' ''Reading an Economic Resources Map,'' ''Getting Information from a Climate Map,'' ''Reading a Highway Map'' ''Comparing the Effects of Climate and Precipitation on Settlement,'' ''Regions of the United States, Canada, and Greenland,'' ''Connections Between Culture and Geography,'' ''Geographic Influences on Canada's Settlements,'' ''Getting Information from Historical Maps,'' ''Understanding the Distribution of Ecosystems on Earth,'' and ''Understanding the Effect of Human Activity on Salmon Populations.'' JWW443

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