“Bring the world inside your classroom.”
In our modern, globally interconnected society, understanding the world around us is more important than ever. Online globe and mapping tools aren’t just about geography. “Place” is universal, with cultures and nature connecting us all to the surrounding world.
With online globe and mapping tools, you can learn about diversity across biomes and cities and measure how a river has changed shape over time. In addition, using online globes and maps in classrooms can help visualize abstract concepts across a global canvas, allowing students to connect with the idea of what they learn inside to what they experience in their daily lives, community, and the larger world.
- Identify different continents across the world.
- Construct knowledge of different kinds of landforms on earth such as valleys, mountains etc.
- Design and create a landform prototype.
- Share your doughscapes with the classroom.
By the end of this lesson, learners will be able to:
- Get familiar with the different continents across the world.
- Build knowledge about different types of landforms on the earth.
- Implement their understanding of landforms and create a prototype.
- Share their prototype with peers and get inspired via Doughscapes walk in the classroom.
- Printouts of learner handouts.
- Devices like tablets/ laptops/Chromebooks/computers for each team.
- Stable wifi connection.
- Access to Google Earth on each device.
Before the Lesson:
- For the duration of the entire activity, teamwork is advisable. Teamwork can help your class progress more quickly and learn more effectively. Learners gain an understanding of one another's strengths and how to collaborate.This will help them learn and practice essential social and communication skills. The ideal team size for a class would be three team members per group. You can divide learners into groups of three. For effective team grouping strategies, you can also take help from this link.
- Based on the number of groups in your classroom, keep the required number of learner handouts printouts ready. To create a landform prototype with play dough, You can use different colors of play dough to present mountains and rivers. This will ensure that the learners can use it smoothly during the activity. If your class has a knack for craftwork, this activity could also be conducted with the help of your learners.
- Based on the number of groups in your classroom, keep devices (tablets or laptops) ready.