Monday, May 2, 2016

CNN Student News and Mapping Ancient Greece








 Today's Learning Objective  Discuss the connections between geography and the development of city-states in the region of the Aegean Sea. 


CNN Student News  As we watch CNN Student News today, identify one or two news stories that you can pinpoint geographically and place on the Current Event layer of your Social Studies World Map via Google Maps. 

Kenya; Iraq; Puerto Rico; and China were all featured in today's segment. After pinning at least one of these places on your map, consider the most important question: What happened here? You should include a title for the event, the date(s) the event took place, a brief summary of what happened, and include an appropriate photo or video. If you need to refer to a transcript of today's broadcast you can find it here.

Ancient Greece Map Project Greek civilization developed on dry, rocky lands surrounded by water. Most of Greece consists of a large peninsula, however the seas surrounding Greece also contain hundreds of small islands. Ancient Greece's unique geography made it a crossroads for travelers and traders who exchanged goods, ideas, and customs. Today you will have the opportunity to make a detailed map of Ancient Greece, featuring important regions, cities, bodies of water, islands, and other land forms. Map Instructions (Greece) have been placed in your Social Studies Google ClassroomThe assignment Map of Greece has also been placed in your Social Studies Google ClassroomA sample map is here. Additionally, to help you complete the project, a collection of maps of Ancient Greece from the British Museum can be found here. A detailed map of Ancient Greece has also been posted above and below. You are also welcome to conduct your own independent research to help you complete your map. The Map of Greece will count as an assessment and be due this Friday, May 6.