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(SNCDSB) Become a Global Citizen with Google Earth Co-Taught Lesson
March 16, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDTFree
What are your worldviews as a Global Citizen?
Let’s dive in and explore the unique and dynamic relationship that we, humans, have with the land, places and environment.
We’ll learn how to use our magic transportation device (also known as Google Earth) and begin to explore our great big world!
Creating our own tour of the world, students will refine their own sense of identity, connection to their piece of the world and discover other worldviews.
This lesson is recommended for Grade 4 to Grade 10 classes!
What do you need for the lesson?
- A device for each student (PC, Macs or Chromebooks, iPads or Tablets work too!)
- Student access to Google Earth (earth.google.com)
- Access to the internet (this will be a livestreamed lesson via YouTube!)
How is this lesson connected to the curriculum?
- Students will examine issues related to contact between societies with differing worldviews. They will explore elements of worldviews and how these views are expressed by people living in different times and in different places. Through this inquiry, students will reflect on their own worldviews and assess the influence that the past has had on the present.
- Students will continue to develop knowledge, understanding, and skills to become active and responsible citizens, engaged in the democratic process and aware of their capacity to effect change in their communities, society and world.
- Students will develop an appreciation for diversity, respect the dignity and support the equality of all human beings.
- Students will engage in active inquiry and critical and creative thinking.
Next steps to continue exploring the world after the lesson:
- Prompts to continue exploring the world’s structures in 3D. Class discussion and writing prompts will be shared to explore the structures, write mathematical and geometric descriptions, and create a list of questions they have about the structure(s).
- Prompts to identify different types of landforms and create a landform map. You’ll receive instructions to help create a game to foster student inquiry and discovery of the various ‘stops’ on the map!
- Class discussion prompts, and Google Earth tours, for defining biodiversity and examining the characteristics of various plants and animals as examples of taxonomic groupings.
As always, this free lesson will be recorded to allow for flexibility. Register below and you’ll receive a link to the recording to use when it best fits your class schedule!