Arizona: Let’s Plan a Road Trip

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Legacy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Arizona has many exciting cultural traditions and natural resources that can be used for entertainment. But with each of these choices come costs. The costs might be measured in distance, time, money, gasoline, and energy. All of these costs add into making decisions. In this lesson students will use Google Maps to plan a trip and also learn about diverse entertainment options in Arizona. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners.
Author: 
Andrea Barker
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions