Subjects & Disciplines
- Social Studies
- Locate and identify human impacts on a particular geographic area of the United States.
- Create a map of key geographic features and human developments in a particular area of the United States.
- Research geographic areas and corresponding regions of North America with text sources.
- Understand what animal migration is through the case of Yellowstone elk.
- Explore different ways humans have impacted the environment and animal migrations.
- Identify how human actions can change physical environments.
- Discuss how human actions can benefit human populations.
- Project-based learning
- Cooperative learning
- Hands-on learning
- Multimedia instruction
- Self-directed learning
- 21st Century Student Outcomes
- 21st Century Themes
Critical Thinking Skills
- Geographic Skills
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
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- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per pair, Monitor/screen, Projector, Speakers
Students will need to have chairs and desks/tables that can be easily rearranged into small groups.
- Large-group instruction
- Small-group learning
- Small-group work
Recommended Prior Lessons
process where a community of animals leaves a habitat for part of the year or part of their lives, and moves to habitats that are more hospitable.
natural or artificial line separating two pieces of land.
one of the four main points of a compass: north, east, south, west.
all weather conditions for a given location over a period of time.
hallway, or connecting passage of land.
an explanation of symbols and abbreviations used on a map, also known as a legend.
symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.
making and using maps.
representation of one piece of data displayed as part of a larger representation of spatial information.
movement of a group of people or animals from one place to another.
imaginary line separating one political unit, such as a country or state, from another.
agricultural land where livestock graze.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.
branch of geography devoted to the study of characteristics of a specific region.
entire river system or an area drained by a river and its tributaries.
body of water that serves as a route for transportation.
organisms living in a natural environment.
large national park in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.