Learning About the Globe

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Subject
Geography
Length of Time
45 minutes
Description

In this lesson, you will teach different terms so that students will increase their geography skills.

Goals

Students will learn about:
The globe
The equator
The prime meridian
The Western Hemisphere
The Eastern Hemisphere
The Northern Hemisphere
The Southern Hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean
The United States

Materials Needed

Globe
Study sheet on terms (Answer Sheet can be used as a study sheet)
Worksheet on lesson

Procedure

First, you will show the students a globe.

Explain what a globe is.

When you talk to the students about the globe, use the terms: globe, equator, prime meridian, western hemisphere, eastern hemisphere, northern hemisphere, and southern hemisphere.

The answer sheet to the worksheet is included. You can use the answer sheet as a study sheet to teach the lesson.

Then, you can ask them ask questions about each hemisphere.

After that, you can give them a worksheet that covers the material you just discussed.

Worksheet

Part One - Questions about the Globe

1. How do you divide the globe to show the northern and southern hemispheres? 2. What is a globe? 3. What is the equator? 4. How do you divide the globe to show the eastern and western hemispheres? 5. What is the prime meridian? Part Two - For the following questions, you need to name the hemisphere.

6. Where is North America? 7. Where is South America? 8. Where is the Pacific Ocean? 9. Where is the Atlantic Ocean? 10. Where is the United States?

Answers to the Worksheet

Part One - Questions about the Globe

1. How do you divide the globe to show the northern and southern hemispheres?

You divide the globe east and west to have the northern and southern hemispheres.

2. What is a globe?

A globe is round and is the world.

3. What is the equator?

The equator is the same distance between the north and south poles. It's an imaginary line around the globe.

4. How do you divide the globe to show the eastern and western hemispheres?

You divide the globe north and south to show the eastern and western hemispheres.

5. What is the prime meridian?

The prime meridian is an imaginary line that runs north and south.

Part Two - For the following questions, you need to name northern or southern hemisphere.

6. Where is North America?

North America is in the northern hemisphere.

7. Where is South America?

South American is in the southern hemisphere.

8. Where is the Pacific Ocean?

The Pacific Ocean is in the southern hemisphere.

9. Where is the Atlantic Ocean?

The Atlantic Ocean is in the northern hemisphere.

10. Where is the United States?

The United States is in the northern hemisphere.

Grading

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

You can grade the students on their participation in class and on the worksheets.

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