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161 resources with the concept cities

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Municipal Government: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Municipal government takes on many roles, not just the ones we are used to hearing about such as Parks and Recreation. Scholars delve into the topic to get a grasp on how the government system functions. They participate in readings,...
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Urban Communities

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Urban communities are the focus of a series of lessons created to meet specific needs using differentiated instruction. A pre-assessment designates scholars into three groups based on their ability level. Small groups take part in...
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Vertical Farming

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Half of crops from traditional farming never get harvested, while 90 percent of crops from vertical farming go into the food supply. As land runs out for farming and the need for crops increases, could vertical farming solve the problem?...
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Urban Farming

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
More than 20 million Americans lack access to grocery stores. The sixth lesson in the 13-part unit on Our Hungry Planet introduces the concept of food deserts and ideas to correct this lack of access. Discussion questions provide a...
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Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush

For Students 6th - 10th
Scholars read and follow directions to locate and color landforms, bodies of water, cities, and countries on three maps—a map of the Nile River, a Nile and Mesopotamia regional map, and a map with today's current countries in the Middle...
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Governing Communities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The government at the local level acts as perhaps one of the most relevant government systems to many in their communities. Learners discover how the local government shapes their lives and the similarities and differences between the...
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How To Avoid The Next Atlantis

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we stop the major cities of the world from going under? Science scholars discover the methods of controlling rising sea levels and the energy our swelling waterways could produce. The video includes specific examples from the...
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Our Town: A Role Play

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Play an active role in city government with a lesson plan that brings a town meeting to the classroom. Scholars take on positions of city officials to discuss and find solutions for the issues pertinent to their community.
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The Impact of Change on the City Skyline

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
On September 11th, New York's skyline changed forever when a terrorist attack brought down the Twin Towers. But how? Scholars study two images of the New York skyline; pre- and post-9/11, compare and contrast using adjectives, and take...
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Urban Mouse Rural Mouse

For Teachers K Standards
Explore rural and urban environments over the course of four days. Each day offers a new look into how both environment compare and contrast. Activities include the observation and analyzation of images, a read aloud and grand discussion...
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Surprise!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Surprise! is the theme of this series of ESL lessons. Cover an array of topics such as where we live, different times of day, shapes, the city and the country, what we do for fun, jobs, and games, all while practicing how to express...
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Geography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Young geographers follow Dr. Martin Luther King's journey during the civil rights movement by identifying major events on a map of the eastern United States, such as his birth in Atlanta, Georgia and his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in...
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Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
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Using Scale

For Students 6th - 7th
In this scale map worksheet, students identify and measure distance using 3 different maps. First, they determine the number of feet from the center of Chicago it is to each point listed in the first table. Then, students determine the...
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Compare US Cities for Compare/Contrast Expository Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary schoolers explore US geography by comparing pictures from the early 20th century. They complete a worksheet based on their observations and use their discoveries to write a paper. Pictures are available to show or print for...
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The City I Live In

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Research information about your city and state. Pupils investigate details such as the name of the city mayor, local establishments, and entertainment. For the state, they name the capital, governor, state flower, and flag. There are...
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Nine O'Clock Lullaby

For Students 5th - 6th
In this time zone worksheet, students identify and complete 17 different problems that include reading a map of time zones across the world. First, they select a time for a US city and use integers on the legend to locate that same time...
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Me on the Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Following a discussion about maps, scholars enjoy a read-aloud of the story, Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney. The tale sets the stage for participants to draft a map of their home and bedroom with proper detail and labels. Peers share...
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United States Map- Map Legend/City Symbols

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students investigate the United States map. In this map skills geography lesson, students explore city symbols on the map legend and identify them. Students use post-it notes to mark various symbols.
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What's Russia To Do?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars watch a PowerPoint presentation on the Gulag system in Russia. In groups, they use the internet to create maps on climate and population pyramids for the country of Russia. They must use this information and develop a plan...
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Rural-Urban Migration in the 1990's

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students consider the reasons why people relocate from one area to another.  In this relocation lesson, students read an article that includes research and statistics on which age, education level, etc., of the population moves the most...
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You Can Find It!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students locate different places including U.S. cities using longitude and latitude coordinates. In this longitude and latitude lesson plan, students locate 10 different locations.
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The UK and the Republic of Ireland

For Students 4th - 8th
In this maps worksheet, students label the cities and countries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and answer a short answer questions. Students complete 4 activities.
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Introduction to Maps: Visual Observation

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore maps.  In this beginning map skills activity, students view a variety of maps as part of a slide show. Students identify map features and locate their own city and street address.