Created By: John M. Kirkpatrick, Edison Middle School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 7th
Content Area: Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will access the TDC database to locate examples of different map projections and compare their uses.
Activity that Meets this Standard
|17.A.3a: Explain how people use geographic markers and boundaries to analyze and navigate the Earth (e.g. hemispheres, meridians, continents, bodies of water)||Students create a Word document describing, analyzing, and comparing 2 map projections.|
|17.A.3b: Explain how to make and use geographic representations to provide and enhance spatial information including maps, graphs, charts, models, aerial photographs, satellite images.||Students create a Word document describing, analyzing, and comparing 2 map projections.|
TDC database, Internet, Across the Centuries text, other available texts and books
Students will be assessed on the entire project by a teacher-created rubric that is presented to the students and discussed at the start of the project.