Duration: 1 hour
Their timezone: US/Eastern
Their start time: Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:00 PM
Their end time: Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM
Title of event/project:
Global Geography Exchange
URL to project/event starting point:
The Global Geography Exchange will be a geography snapshot of the city, state, or country described by students. They would write a short informal letter introducing themselves and general location. They will also describe where they live based on the Five Themes of Geography (like location, landforms, human characteristics, human-environment interaction, region, and transportation). There should be some images to support the writing, but what that looks like is up to the participants.
Project/event directions for participation:
Anyone who fills out the form on the project website will receive either a letter or an email along with the description of the Five Themes from my 6th grade class. The Five Themes of Geography is a topic for us in September and October. The hope is sometime during the school year, your class would respond. There is a Google Slides template to guide participants. The response can include the written portion or just a short video showing the geographic themes of where your class lives. Once you submit the form, you will also be able to see contact information for other schools, and you can connect with them as well. All the schools participating will be mapped on Google Maps.
This event can be categorized as a:
Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Twitter Chat
This event is intended for the following audience(s):
primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19)
Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event:
Contact First Name:
Contact Last Name:
Host school or organization:
Hershey Middle School
Host School or Organization Website URL:
Host Location and Time Zone (UTC):
This organization is:
not for profit
Optional field for additional pertinent information:
The project Kick Off on Sept 15th will be a Twitter Chat, but the project itself will span many months and be asynchronous.
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Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
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