GAI Lesson Plans – Grades 6-8

 

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Submissions from 2012

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Surviving the Monsoon: Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Melinda Aeschliman

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Why Should I Care About Geography?, Amy Bisenuis

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

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

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How Do Your School Rules Compare?, 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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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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Around the World in Five Days, Monte DeArmoun

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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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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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Introduction to the Five Themes of Geography, Mike Garnica

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Bangladesh through the Alphabet, 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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Geography around the Great Wall, Bob Gilbertson

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What Makes a Location Unique?, Bob Gilbertson

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The New Africa, Angela Groene

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People on the Move, Noel Hansen and Allison Hendrickson

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Well Bust My Buttons!, Rachel Hansen

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Erosion, Andy Harter

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Where is Your Shirt Made?, Sam Hellberg

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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 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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Making Maps with Population Data, Tami Huegel

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

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Five Themes with TravelByDrone.Com, Danny Kirst

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What You Give, Jennifer Krieger-Coen

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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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The Immigration Tango, Gary Larsson

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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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Using Reliable Sources in the Search for Statistics, Sarah Lerdal

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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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Globalization and the Columbian Exchange, Meagan McCoy

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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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Mapping World News, Beth Miller

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

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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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Ancient Civilizations Review, Whitney Ott-­‐Zuzich

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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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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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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 Cents, Dawn Shattuck

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

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Nigerian Transportation Through Mathematics, Aaron Shields

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

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

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Found Treasure Mural, Jessi Vickers

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

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Mapping the Crusades, Janet K. Wills