Work through this exercise.
Take a little time to finish your notes from yesterday's presentation. Once you're finished, check out National Geographic's new map maker. See if you can find a way to display a physical, political and thematic map. Play around with the "layers" to make cool thematic maps. If you're feeling ambitious, print out the coolest map you can create.
We've read about the five themes of geography in our textbooks on pages 10 and 11. I'd like you to read about your own theme further here.
Once you've read and discussed as a group, here is your assignment:
On a large piece of paper, create a visual representation of your theme. In some way, decide how you will convey the definition of the theme, either through drawings, words or both. You may use the Adobe Ideas app on your iPads to brainstorm ideas. Please also include two examples of your theme on your paper, either drawn or written. You will need
Do the following:
1. Go to the Newberg Website: www.newberg.k12.or.us
2. Click on "Login to student Google Docs."
3. Login using your username and password.
4. Click on "Create" and select "Document"
5. Write your full heading in the top left corner:
Teacher and Period
Assignment Name ("Computer Lab" for this assignment)
6. Click on "Untitled Document" and use the following naming format:
"PM/AM.Core/Reading.Last Name_Assignment Name"
For example: "PM.Core.Alpert_ComputerLab"
7. Click on "Share."
8. In the "Invite People" box, type "Alpert" and click on my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
9. Uncheck the "Notify People Via Email" box.
10. Hit "Ok."
Finally, go back into the document and answer the following question. It can be as brief or as long as you'd like, just make it good.
"If you could be one age for the rest of your life, which age would you choose and why?"
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.