What Are All the Lights? U.S. Population

GeoLiteracy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will use geographic tools to analyze information about the settlement populations of the United States. Students will also use cause and effect to interpret the map's meaning and write an essay communicating what they observed.
Author: 
Sheila Nice
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
4: Human Systems
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future