A Region in My Own Backyard: A Geographic Field Study

GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
This lesson is designed to help students conduct a geographic field study of their school yard eco-region, and interpret geographic information through maps and math estimations. Students will also practice personal narrative writing.
Author: 
John Halverson
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
3-4 class periods
Lesson Materials
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Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface