It's Happening, Where? Find the Absolute and Relative Location of News Articles

GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will use the 4 W's and How to answer questions that glean the pertinent information from the first few paragraphs of a newspaper article, and write a summary that includes this information. Students will also determine the absolute and relative location of the event.
Author: 
Jane Chambers
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
2 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