Comparing Arizona’s Borders

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Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Arizona has an unique shape. Through reading Arizona history and by measuring, students will learn how Arizona was assigned its borders and compare and contrast the borders of Arizona.
Author: 
Andrea Barker
Grade Range: 
4-5
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
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Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
7: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past