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  • Active Engagement Pathfinder Hardin Intermediate Library

    Duncanville ISD

    Geography and Influence

    on Contemporary Society 6th Grade Social Studies

    Prepared by Mr. Hood, Library Media Specialist November 2014

    Lesson Links.

    Click on Links as one would a regular web page. Venice, Italy

    Courtesy: www.freeimages.com

    Owl Teacher - 5 Themes of Geography

    brainPOP – Themes of Geography (school login)

    Five Themes of Geography Video – Great Age Level Introduction

    Google Earth – Download Program or APP

    AP Human Geography – Still Great for Grades 5-6

    National Geographic

    National Geographic for Kids

    Ducksters Geography – Great Information about Geography and Society

    Geography Learning Games for Kids

    KBears Geography – Exciting Kid Site with images and information

    Comparing Urban Footprints - Fascinating Visuals and Reading.

    Comparing the Koreas from Space at Night- National Geographic

    Geographic Links

    CIA World Factbook – Use the most extensive site for country information.

    A World of Cultures – Information links broken down by country

    Index Mundi – Indexed Country information

    Fact Monster – Information on individual countries

    GeoNet – Interactive Country Information

    Smithsonian Institute – Cultures of the World

    Fin, Fact and Feather Bureau of Investigations – Role Play in Various Cultures.

    Search Terms

    (Name of Country or City) Latitude, Longitude, Absolute Location, Relative Location, Human Environment Interaction, urban centers, rural, migration, Push/Pull Factors,

    Search Engines. Duncanville ISD Databases

    Safe Search for Kids Kidz Search

    School Internet Resources

    http://www.owlteacher.com/5-themes-of-geography.htmlhttp://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/geography/geographythemes/preview.wemlhttp://schoolmediainteractive.com/view/object/clip/C7F807A0218C7486E1C9F4ED9B33802Bhttps://www.google.com/earth/http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/ap-human-geography/?ar_a=1http://www.nationalgeographic.com/http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/http://www.ducksters.com/geography/http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/geography_games.htmlhttp://www.kbears.com/geography.htmlhttp://geographyeducation.org/articles/comparing-urban-footprints/http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140226-north-korea-satellite-photos-darkness-energy/https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/http://www.worldofcultures.org/http://www.indexmundi.com/http://www.factmonster.com/countries.htmlhttp://www.eduplace.com/geonet/http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia/Search/World%20Cultureshttp://www.fffbi.com/missions/http://www.safesearchkids.com/http://www.kidzsearch.com/http://www.duncanvilleisd.org/cms/lib6/TX01917816/Centricity/Domain/161/resources_internet_tools.pdf

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    Reference. Citation Help.

    Macmillan Dictionary Your Dictionary Fact Monster

    Citation Machine MLA Format

    TEKS

    Social Studies

    (6.4) Geography. The student understands the factors that influence the locations and characteristics of locations of various contemporary societies on maps and globes and uses latitude and longitude to determine absolute locations. The student is expected to:

    (S) (6.4A) locate various contemporary societies on maps and globes using latitude and longitude to determine absolute location;

    (R) (6.4B) identify and explain the geographic factors responsible for patterns of population in places and regions;

    (R) (6.4C) explain ways in which human migration influences the character of places and regions;

    (R) (6.4D) identify and locate major physical and human geographic features such as landforms, water bodies, and urban centers of various places and regions;

    Does the Web Site Pass the Test? Test for Web Site Evaluation

    Currency: the timeliness of the information

    When was the information published or posted?

    Has the information been revised or updated?

    Is the information current or out-of date for your topic?

    Are the links functional?

    Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs

    Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?

    Who is the intended audience?

    Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)?

    Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?

    Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?

    Authority: the source of the information

    Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?

    Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?

    What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?

    What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?

    Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?

    Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?

    examples: .com (commercial), .edu (educational), .gov (U.S. government),

    .org (nonprofit organization), or .net (network)

    Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content, and

    Where does the information come from?

    Is the information supported by evidence?

    http://www.gogooligans.com/http://www.gogooligans.com/http://www.gogooligans.com/http://www.sweetsearch.com/http://www.instagrok.com/http://www.macmillandictionary.com/ushttp://www.yourdictionary.com/http://www.factmonster.com/http://www.citationmachine.net/mla/cite-a-book

  • Has the information been reviewed or refereed?

    Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?

    Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?

    Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

    Purpose: the reason the information exists

    What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?

    Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?

    Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?

    Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?

    Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases? Source: Bluford Library. North Carolina State University. Web:

    http://libguides.library.ncat.edu/content.php?pid=53820&sid=394505

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Active Engagement Pathfinder Hardin Intermediate Library Duncanville ISD Geography and Influence on Contemporary Society 6 th Grade Social Studies Prepared by Mr. Hood, Library Media Specialist November 2014 Lesson Links. Click on Links as one would a regular web page. Venice, Italy Courtesy: www.freeimages.com Owl Teacher - 5 Themes of Geography brainPOP Themes of Geography (school login) Five Themes of Geography Video Great Age Level Introduction Google Earth Download Program or APP AP Human Geography Still Great for Grades 5-6 National Geographic National Geographic for Kids Ducksters Geography Great Information about Geography and Society Geography Learning Games for Kids KBears Geography Exciting Kid Site with images and information Comparing Urban Footprints - Fascinating Visuals and Reading. Comparing the Koreas from Space at Night- National Geographic Geographic Links CIA World Factbook Use the most extensive site for country information. A World of Cultures Information links broken down by country Index Mundi Indexed Country information Fact Monster Information on individual countries GeoNet Interactive Country Information Smithsonian Institute Cultures of the World Fin, Fact and Feather Bureau of Investigations Role Play in Various Cultures. Search Terms (Name of Country or City) Latitude, Longitude, Absolute Location, Relative Location, Human Environment Interaction, urban centers, rural, migration, Push/Pull Factors, Search Engines. Duncanville ISD Databases Safe Search for Kids Kidz Search School Internet Resources
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