Where We Are in Place and Time

Where We Are in Place and Time
Jeff Lewis

The 4th grade kicked off their unit on Where We Are in Place and Time by showing their knowledge of world geography. The focus of the unit is explorers, and before students learn about the history of exploration, it is important to know about continents, oceans, countries, and other geographic features. 

The 4th grade kicked off their unit on Where We Are in Place and Time by showing their knowledge of world geography. The focus of the unit is explorers, and before students learn about the history of exploration, it is important to know about continents, oceans, countries, and other geographic features. 

Using map quizzes on the website “Seterra“, students are tracking the growth of their geography knowledge. Try some of the quizzes and see how you do!

Continents and Oceans Quiz

G20 Countries Quiz

The central idea for this unit is:

Exploration can lead to discoveries, opportunities and new understandings.

The lines of inquiry are:

●   Reasons for exploration (historical and personal) 
●   How explorations have taken place over time
●   The consequences of exploration
 

 

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