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Social Studies/Writing


This year I began a new social studies/map skills/language arts project with our class. Students design an island of their choice, name it, and include: key, scale, longitude and latitude, compass rose, cities, land forms, bodies of water, and nearest continent. Then, they write a 100-word essay about their island and include: climate, population, vegetation, animals, interesting things of their choice. I use a checklist to evaluate the essay and map factors.

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