Sharing the Planet

(Worldly Wonderings)

Central Idea: Where you live influences how you live and the relationships between cultures

Key Concepts: connection, perspective

Lines of Inquiry:
-how the natural resources and location of a place are connected to the livelihood, politics, culture and opportunities of the people that live there.
-different perspectives about the natural world influence how cultures relate to the planet and each other.
-how countries share their ideas and natural resources

Teacher Questions:
How are people around the world the same or different from me?
What do other parts of the world look like?
How do different cultures relate to each other and share resources/ideas?

Helpful Websites:


World Atlas
http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/world.htm

World Atlas II
http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm

National Geographic Atlas

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/outline-map/

CIA World FactBook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ci.html

A Kid's Life In....

http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212302/akidslifein.html

What the World Eats
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html

China Facts
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/china/

Globalization
http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/gl/Globalisation

10 Poorest Countries in the World
http://listosaur.com/politics/10-poorest-countries-in-the-world.html

Exploring Africa
http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/teachers/curriculum/m6/activity4.php

Global Connections in the Middle East
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/questions/resource/index.html

Kids World Travel Guide
http://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/

Students of the World
http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/menu_infopays.html

Fact Monster: Countries of the World
http://www.factmonster.com/countries.html

National Geographic - Countries
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/

World FactBook
http://kids.yahoo.com/reference/world-factbook

Kids.Gov - Countries and Cultures
http://www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_social_studies_countries.shtml

Global Snapshots - Nigeria
http://www.metrointl.org/gc/snapshots/nigeria_april.pdf

Nigeria's Living Conditions Video

http://online.wsj.com/video/kids-photograph-nigerias-slums/85B3495F-33BE-4E24-8640-01A471593945.html

Countries and their Natural Resources
http://www.myuniversalfacts.com/2008/04/countries-and-their-natural-resources.html

5 Themes of Geography: A Framework for Studying the World Powerpoint

http://geography.mrdonn.org/powerpoints/5themes.html

5 Themes of Geography of Equador Graphic Organizer

http://lanic.utexas.edu/project/etext/llilas/outreach/fulbright05/Husiak_FiveThemes.pdf

Equador Wow Story

http://lanic.utexas.edu/project/etext/llilas/outreach/fulbright05/Husiak_EcuadorWow.pdf

Geography Themes of a German City and a U.S. City

http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/atl/pro/top/pdf/lphusiak.pdf

Geography games

Water Water Aid

Water(less)World

The Water Project

The World's Water

FunWaterFacts

Major Bodies of Water

Shipping By Sea

Water Book

Water: The Hydrosphere


http://water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/children/