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Lesson Title: County Cache
Time to Complete: 3 days (not necessarily consecutive)
Inspiration* or some alternate mind mapping software.
Handheld GPS receivers.
State map/county map
Resource materials for local historical places or other places of interest.
Teacher will need to mark these places as waypoints into student GPS receivers.
Understanding cardinal and ordinal directions
Ability to read a map by using the key
General working knowledge of GPS receiver (by doing simple caches on school property, placed by teacher.)
1. In small groups, students will brainstorm about important places in their hometown or county.
2. Pull the class together and have a reporter from each group share the lists. Use Inspiration* to create a web of these places, discussing their significance.
3. Students research local history and places of interest. See sample page for more details:
4. Take students on a virtual tour of the locations via Google Earth.
5. Take a tour of the actual locations, finding them using GPS waypoints and receivers.
6. After the tour, students may add to or change the information about their locations.
7. The final step would be to have groups share what they learned.
1. Mark the locations on a county map.
2. Written or orally reflect: Share your favorite location and explain why it is your favorite.
Teacher observation/rubric - posted here
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Calculate the distances between the points of interest
This could be an introduction to the concepts of latitude/longitude.
Find your global address, including lat/long coordinate.
Pennsylvania Standards Addressed:
3.6.3 B Know that information technologies involve encoding, transmitting, receiving, storing, retrieving and decoding.
3.7.3 A Explore the use of basic tools, simple materials and techniques to safely solve problems.
3.8.3 B Use basic computer software.
7.1.3 A Identify geographic tools and their uses.
7.1.3 B Identify and locate places and regions.
8.1.3 A Understand chronological thinking and
distinguish between past, present and
8.1.3 B Develop an understanding of historical
8.2.3 A Understand the political and cultural
contributions of individuals and groups
to Pennsylvania history.
8.2.3 B Identify and describe primary
documents, material artifacts and
historic sites important in Pennsylvania
1.2.3 A Read and understand essential content
of informational texts and documents
in all academic areas.
1.2.3 B Use and understand a variety of media
and evaluate the quality of material
10.4. 3 A. Identify and engage in physical
activities that promote physical health and fitness
ISTE NETS(S) Addressed:
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance,
to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments
d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
3. Research and Information Fluency, Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.
5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
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