Teach 21: NASA Mission Geography
California 5th Grade Social Sciences and History Standards require students know the location of the current 50 states and the names of their capitals. Students often memorize the states and capitals but know little else about the states or their location. By learning interesting facts and allowing students from around the country to comment on their VoiceThread, student learning will become more personal and relevant. As a kickoff for this geography unit, students participated in NASA’s Mission Geography interactive videoconference, a free event sponsored by Magpi.
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills.
The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
View Elk Grove USD Teach21 lesson plans at: https://www.mydigitalchalkboard.org/portal/default/Content/Viewer/Content?action=2&scId=100050
California’s K12 High Speed Network: http://k12hsn.org
Check out Prairie Elementary School – http://blogs.egusd.net/prairie/
For more information about Elk Grove USD – http://www.egusd.net/