Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Five Themes with Google Earth

We were very busy this week defining the remaining Five Themes of Geography and preparing for the Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. Students were very excited to participate in the different school spirit themes for each day, and were even positive about running in the rain. 
In class, we applied our knowledge of the five themes by reading how pollution has affected the reefs in a homework assignment. During the second half of class students also used Google Earth to explore the five themes further by visiting such places as the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Ziggurat in Iraq, looking at the Taj Mahal, the Buddha’s birth place, and even important Aztec and Mayan temples in Mexico. I can truly say that we really enjoyed our Google Earth experience.

Don't forget to put parent-teacher conferences on your calendar. They will be Wednesday evening, Oct. 24th from 5 pm. to 8 pm., and Thursday from 8 am. to 8 pm. Make sure you return the form to schedule an appointment time.

Pictures below show students practicing reading fluency with their iPads and working with Google Earth in the computer lab.

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