Where does geographical info come from?
Observation, reports, science.
Maps, photos, satellites, stories.
Draw a map of Norfolk as best you can from what you know. What are the major North/South streets, what are the major East/West streets, how do the numbered streets go? Where is the Zoo? Downtown? Hospital? Botanical Gardens? Where did you get the information you used to make your map? (Experience, maps, logic, other knowledge.)
Using the globe, identify all the continents and oceans, the equator, the hemispheres, the prime meridian. Do activities 3-4 in World Geography Daily Skill Builders.
|photo credit: Gord McKenna|
Canada or Nope?
Six Things to Know About Canada
1. Territories and Provinces of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Isle
2. Capital city: Ottawa
Great Bear Lake
Great Slave Lake
St. Lawrence River
4. Baffin Island
5. Rocky Mountains
6. Arctic Circle / US Border (Population differences)
“Canada” by Billy Collins
Inuit throat singing. Watch this National Geographic video.
Give throat singing a try with a partner. Battle your friends.
Fill out this blank map of Canada with as many geographical features and cities as you can.
Time: 20 minutes
Length: One page
Make a map with words. Choose an intersection in your town, one you are very familiar with, and describe it in detail to someone who has never been there. It's up to you how much geographical information you give (climate, elevation, cardinal directions, roads, landmarks) and how much information you give about the experience of being there (feelings, memories, sensations, smells, noises). Make the best map you can in a way you feel most effectively represents the place.