GAI Lesson Plans - Complete Collection

 

This University of Northern Iowa collection contains K-12 lesson plans written for the Geographic Alliance of Iowa (GAI) lesson plans project. This collection is a subset of the larger UNI Open Educational Resources. The GAI Lesson Plans sub-collections are listed below.

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Submissions from 2012

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Field Walk to the Lake Mills Country School, Julie Aamodt

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Surviving the Monsoon: Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Melinda Aeschliman

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Native Americans, Leah Allen

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Geography of Conflict: Syria, Andrea Aykens

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Genocide in Rwanda, Tyler Balow

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Transcontinental Railroad, Tyler Balow

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GPS Navigation Activity, Carmen Besler, Jayne Meyer, Jodi Russell, and Marlene Weber

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Culture in Our Community, Carmen Besler, Tammy Van Cleve, Molly Baumhover, and Amy Steffensmeier

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Why Should I Care About Geography?, Amy Bisenuis

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Population Numbers, Jon Bliesmer

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Cultural Aspects of Spanish Speaking Countries, Robin Bliesmer

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Lake Mills O.S.A.E. Land Mark and Business Field Walk, Angie Boehmer

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Absolute vs. Relative Location, Anthony Boggs

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Farmers and Economic Decision-Making, Anthony Boggs

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History of Iowa Farming, Anthony Boggs

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Cultural Environment: Native American Peoples in North America, Erin Boydston

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Lewis and Clark Timeline, Lynn Brigham

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Marshalltown, IA Landmarks Past and Present, Jill Brockman

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A Snapshot of Icelandic Culture, Jennifer Broders

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The Irish Immigrant Experience and the Potato Famine: Ireland, 1845-49, Jennifer Broders

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Living in a Lungi, Dawn Brown

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Comparative Economic Systems and Per Capita GDP, Darrell Burmeister

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Intro to Longitude and Latitude, Connie Burns

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Using the Five Themes to Understand the Settlement of the West, Ray Carlson

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Cultural Variations through Gestures, Erin Coffey

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Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases in the United States, Erin Coffey and Bev Alderson

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Rivers and Westward Expansion, Kelly Coleman

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How Humans are Creating Desertification in Africa, Casey Conover

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Economic Development, Natasha Cooper

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How Do Your School Rules Compare?, Natasha Cooper

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India's Nobel Laureates Research Lesson, Natasha Cooper

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Nigerian Women as Traders, Natasha Cooper

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Tin Mining on the Jos Plateau, Natasha Cooper

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Traditional Musical Instruments, Natasha Cooper

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Comparing Three World Heritages: the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall, and the Statue of Liberty, Natasha Cooper and Kathy Sundstedt

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Using Google Earth to Track Carnegie Steel from U.S. History, Tim Curnutte

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Google Sketch Monumental Structures Project, Ryan Dalton

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Crossing the Border in a Day: Over and Back, Kim Daughetee

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Street Treasures: Abandoned Dogs in Chile, Kim Daughetee

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Teaching the Five Themes of Geography: One Grain of Rice at a Time, Kim Daughetee

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Comparing and Contrasting Water in the United States and Nigeria, Kim Daughetee and Anne Hoeper

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Kelly Davidson

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Compare and Contrast: India, Iowa, and the USA, Kelly Davidson

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Comparing India and China's Population with Pasta, Kelly Davidson

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Monsoons: A Key to Understanding India, Kelly Davidson

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People in India, Kelly Davidson

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Rice: It Feeds the World, Kelly Davidson

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Speaking Through Clothing, Kelly Davidson

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Homeless Bird, Kelly Davidson and Natasha Cooper

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Conflict Minerals in the Congo, Patrick Davis

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Around the World in Five Days, Monte DeArmoun

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Siege Mentality: Current and Past Conflicts, Dave DenHartog

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Weather-related Phenomenon of Iowa, Elizabeth Dexter

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What Causes a Genocide?, Jesse Dowell

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What Makes a Healthy (or Unhealthy) Nation?, Jesse Dowell

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The Thirteen Colonies, Mike Dugger

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United States Landforms, Lara Earnest

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Introduction to Egypt, Hank Easterling

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Bosnia: Then and Now, Barry Eberhard

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European Comparisons, Barry Eberhard

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Learn the Five Themes of Geography, Barry Eberhard

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Where Does it Come From?, Barry Eberhard

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Gandhi's Story, Mary Sue Ellinger

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Global Water Crisis Awareness, Krista Elmquist

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Economics of Agriculture, Mark Felderman

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Geography Agriculture Photo Essay, Mark Felderman

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West Creek Development OSAE, Jeff Firsching

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Climate Regions, Jeff Firsching Lawton-Bronson

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Redistricting Congressional District Based on Census Data, Dan Flaherty and Bill Josund

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Let the River Run, Catharine Freeman

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Introduction to the Five Themes of Geography, Mike Garnica

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An Immigration Debate, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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Bangladesh through the Alphabet, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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Body Art, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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I'll Trade You Dollars for Taka, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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Migration Streams, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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Regions of Chile Using the Five Themes of Geography, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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Trade in a Long Country, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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We're Going to Bangladesh - Now What?, Geographic Alliance of Iowa

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Geography around the Great Wall, Bob Gilbertson

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What Makes a Location Unique?, Bob Gilbertson

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Discovering Chile and its Culture, Ileana Gonzalez

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Geography and Government, Michelle Griffen

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Fun with Longitude and Latitude, Angela Groene

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The New Africa, Angela Groene

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Frisbee Golf and GPS, Lane Gunderson

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Reflective Perspectives: Educating our Community, Holly Hanna

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People on the Move, Noel Hansen and Allison Hendrickson

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The Color Run Project, Rachel Hansen

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The Color Run Project: Day One, Rachel Hansen

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The Geography of Rwanda's Genocide, Rachel Hansen

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Well Bust My Buttons!, Rachel Hansen

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Tracking Flat Stanley, Jennifer Hardee

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Erosion, Andy Harter

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Mapping Activity: What Countries Have Child Soldiers?, Kimn Hassenfritz

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The Changing American Landscape: Adapted for a Historical Perspective, Kimn Hassenfritz and Jennifer Slagel

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Where is Your Shirt Made?, Sam Hellberg

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Deforestation, Becky Herman

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Mystery Class Sites: Adapted from Journey North Mystery Class, Jan Hill, Anne Hoeper, and Lori Stephens

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Comparing Folk Tales, Anne Hoeper

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Comparing Nigerian and United States Populations, Anne Hoeper

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Getting Acquainted with an Iowa Farmer, Anne Hoeper

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Nigerian Storytelling, Anne Hoeper

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OSAE Can You See? What is it like in Chile?, Anne Hoeper

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Population Density in India, Anne Hoeper

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Population Pyramids, Anne Hoeper

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What's in a Name?: "Oruko lonro ni" which means "Names affect behavior", Anne Hoeper

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Getting to Know You and Others, Anne Hoeper, Natasha Cooper, and Kathy Sundstedt

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The House That Musa Built, Anne Hoeper and Dan Walsh

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Influenza, Erin Hogan

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World Population and Food Distribution, Matt Hoodjer

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Making Maps with Population Data, Tami Huegel

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Countries and Capitals, Lynita Hunt

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Sudan and South Sudan: Colonialism, Conflict, and the Growing Pains of a New Nation, Amy Jones

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Traffic and Transportation in Nigeria, Chris Joslin

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Child Labor in India, Luke Juran

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Follow an Indian Resource, Luke Juran

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Human Rights Violations In WWII, Dan Kauble

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China's One Child Policy Debate, Carrie Kauffman

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Five Themes with TravelByDrone.Com, Danny Kirst

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HIV/AIDS Status in Africa, Steve Knoche

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What You Give, Jennifer Krieger-Coen

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An Introduction to Ancient Greece and the Birth of Drama, Erin Kruger

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Making and Interpreting Line and Bar Graphs in Geography, Cathy Kruse and Elaine Schultz

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Five Themes of Geography and India, George Kuhter

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Introduction to India, George Kuhter

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Nigeria - What is a Region?, George Kuhter

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Understanding Conflict and Genocide in the Former Yugoslavia, Traci Lake

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Virtual Vacation, Traci Lake

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Genocide, Trent Lamphier

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The Immigration Tango, Gary Larsson

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How the Middle East "Got That Way" II, Brittany Lasen

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Beginnings of the English Domination of Ireland, Brittany Lassen

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God Grew Tired of Us: Migration of Sudanese "Lost Boys" to U.S., Brittany Lassen

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Where Does Our Stuff Come From?, Brittany Lassen

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Who's Developed?, Brittany Lassen

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The Hispanic Migration into Iowa, Joan Lehman

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Cultural Components, Cultural Universals, and Cultural Variations, Sarah Lerdal

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Discovering Diffusion and Reformulation, Sarah Lerdal

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Social Realities in Chile, Sarah Lerdal

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Using Reliable Sources in the Search for Statistics, Sarah Lerdal

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Hotel Rwanda, Jenni Levora

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City/Building/Directions/Nature/Weather/Forest Animal Words, Denise Liechty

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Outstanding Fields of Corn, Andrea Liljegren

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D.A.M. Agriculture, Roy Liljegren

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Art Around the World: GPS Scavenger Hunt, Debralee Lithimane

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Struggles in a Sari: How Women are Affected by Flooding in Bangladesh, Linda Litterer and Sarah Dorpinghaus

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European Trip, Sara Mangrich

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The Global Refugee Problem, Mark Matheis

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Globalization and the Columbian Exchange, Meagan McCoy

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Effects of the Monsoon as Seen Through Google Earth, Tami McInroy

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Misery Mountain Melting (How Climate Change Affects Ski Resorts), Tami McInroy

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Riding the Metro in Chile, Tami McInroy

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The 5 Themes of Geography: Mystery Colonies, Rebecca Menard

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Rivers in Europe, Aileen Meyer

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Conflict Geography: The Separatist Movement in Quebec, Melinda Meyne

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Mapping World News, Beth Miller

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Float Along with Huck and Jim, Sue Milligan

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mPower the World, Your County, and You, Amy Morgan

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Indigenous Amazon Tribes, Joe Nekvinda

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Avoiding the Michael Scott Syndrome, Erin Nennig

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The Virgins of Chile, Erin Nennig

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Why Immigrate?, Erin Nennig

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Our Lady of the Rosary: Andacollo, Erin Nennig and Ileana Gonzalez

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Good Apples, Phyllis Nuehring

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Higher or Lower Temperatures, Evelyn Oliver

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Clothing Comparisons Across Countries, Kathleen Olson

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Ancient Civilizations Review, Whitney Ott-­‐Zuzich

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The Movement of Iowa's State Capitol, Eric Pettit

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Where in the world could I count how many stars are in the sky?, Dawn Pohlman

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Art Around the World, Carrie Pope

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Cache a GPS and Map it in your Notebook, Susan Reed

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Was China's One Child Policy A Good Idea?, Brittany Roberts

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Learn about Physical Environments, Jodi Russell, Marlene Weber, and Jan Jauhiainen

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Southeast: A Region of Cultural Diversity, Deloris Ryan

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Where in the World are You?, Carri Sawyer

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Visiting Mesopotamia, K. Schmidt and A. Garman

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The Location Theme of Geography Using the World Cup, Gloria Schmitz

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Biomes, Heather Schoenwetter

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Best Crop, Bill Schwarz

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The Silk Road: The Trans-Eurasian Movement of Goods, Ideas, Art, Science, and Innovation, Lisa Senne

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Glass Factory Lab, Scott Severson

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Common Threads and Surprises? Messages in the National Anthems of the World, Kenny Shannon

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Geography Saves America! The Battle of Gettysburg, Kenny Shannon

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Common Cents, Dawn Shattuck

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La Historia de Nuestras Vidas: A Cultural Awareness Lesson Through Immigration Stories, Dawn Shattuck

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We're Going to Chile - Now What?, Dawn Shattuck

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Reading a Map in Any Language, Dawn Shattuck and Kathy Sundstedt

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Scrubbing the Skunk, Tim Sheeley

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Nigerian Transportation Through Mathematics, Aaron Shields

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An Introduction to Child Soldiers: Causes and Effects, Jen Slagel

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Should I Wear This or That?, Jennifer Slagel

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Iowa and its Farming during World War II, Dennis Smeltzer, Pat Brown, and Carmen Nimmo

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Mapping MS/HS H-LP Grounds, Travis Sprague

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Mystery Class for Math, David Sundstedt

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An Illustrated Monsoon, Kathy Sundstedt

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Comparing the Wisdom of Places: Nigerian Yoruba Proverbs and Colonial American Proverbs of Benjamin Franklin, Kathy Sundstedt

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Gunga Din: Using Literature to Understand India's Colonial Past, Kathy Sundstedt

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Monsoons: A Three Season Play, Kathy Sundstedt

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Understanding the Wisdom of a People, Kathy Sundstedt

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Reading a Map in Any Language, Kathy Sundstedt and Dawn Brown

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World Food Programme/Country Comparison, Julia Swallow

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Urban/Suburban/Rural Communities, Maegan Swick

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Highland OSAE: Observation, Speculation, Analysis, Evaluation, Carrie Taylor

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Are Your Electronic Products Fueling the Deadliest War in the World?, Kimberly Thielen-Metcalf

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How ‘Bout Them Hawks!, Julie Tremmel

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Iowa History: Cemeteries, Deb Tulley

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Introduction through Latitude and Longitude, Tamara Tyrrell

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Mapping History, Linda Vanden Bosch

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Who Are We? Local Geography: Hull, Iowa, Rob Van’t Land

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Geocaching to Review for Assessment, Benjamin (BJ) VanVleet

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Found Treasure Mural, Jessi Vickers

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Creating Detail in the Settling of a Short Story Using Geography, Deborah Vroom

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Trees, Rodney Wallace

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Traffic Flow in Nigeria, Dan Walsh

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Nasir, a Bangladesh Driver, Jane Watson

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Plastic Bags Contest - Bangladesh vs. USA, Jane Watson

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Here Today... Here Tomorrow???: Biodegradable Experiment, Kristi Watson

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Conflict and Cooperation in Nigeria: A Dilemma, Dr. Kay Weller

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Desertification, Fulani Herders, and Ecosystems in Nigeria, Dr. Kay Weller

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Fiction, Geography, and Migration, Dr. Kay Weller

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Generating Comic Books Teach about Quilts as Maps, Dr. Kay Weller

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Nigeria and Africa: Using Mental Maps to Organize Information, Dr. Kay Weller

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Population vs. Natural Resources in Nigeria, Dr. Kay Weller

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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt: The Real Story, Dr. Kay Weller

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Developing a Sense of Place Through India's Diversity: Using a Structured Discussion and Role-Play, Kay Weller

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Getting Familiar with Mapping, Susan Wernimont, Jayne Meyer, Carl Meyers, and Beth Jarding

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Continent Comparisons with Research Tools, Todd Wernimont

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Where Do Zebras Live?, Dawn Wiley

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Mapping the Crusades, Janet K. Wills

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Geographic Impact on Population Density, Mona Yanacheak