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Social Studies
Grade: Elementary

#1394. Countries

Social Studies, level: Elementary
Posted Wed Nov 10 12:53:20 PST 1999 by Bernice Palus (
McKinley Elementary, Toledo, U.S.
Materials Required: computers with internet access
Activity Time: week long activity
Concepts Taught: Names of Countries, Map of Country, Country Capitals

NAME: Bernice Palus

DISTRICT: Toledo Public Schools


CONCEPTS: Names of Countries, Map of Country, Country Capitals

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Students will use the Internet to obtain information on a given topic.
Students will use information to answer given questions.
Students will locate and recreate a map of given country with capital located.
Students will aid in creation of a Power Point presentation.

PROJECT: Written Report on Countries

LEARNING STRATEGIES/CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: Students will work individually on an assigned country. They will go to the book marked site and retrieve information on their own. They will print the information and use it to answer ten questions about their assigned country. They will draw a map of the country with the capital being distinguished by a star.

TOOLS/RESOURCES: computers with internet access

RESULTS/SHARING: Students will type a written report of approximately two pages using Microsoft Word and will give an oral report on the country. We will pinpoint the countries on a large map displayed in the front of the room.

ASSESSMENT: Students will be assessed on their written report including grammar, map and content.

Each student will contribute to a Power Point presentation by using three summary sentences on their country and a scanned picture of their drawn map. Students will add sound effects and presentation effects to their slide for the presentation. The presentation will be presented at a future PTO meeting.

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