Activity # 12
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the land and sea
The world is out there for your students
to discover and journalism is a great way to help them learn
As young journalists, they can trek around the globe and
explore interesting places and geographical issues. Then, they
can write stories and share what they've learned with a broader
Here are some projects
that your students can try as they learn more about geography:
Longitude and latitude
Find a community in another country that lies
on the same latitude or longitude as your home town. Use this
commonality as a starting point and then explore the similarities
and differences in your geography. For example, find out about
the terrain, the waterways, the geology, the vegetation, the
wildlife and the weather and see how it compares to your part
of the world. Talk to a scientist about why the differences exist.
Human impact on the land
Natural forces have done so much to change
the landscape -- erosion, glaciers, floods and volcanic activity.
But people have also done their share to change the face of the
land. Explore the impact that humans beings have had on the landscape
by developing settlements, re-routing rivers, creating dams,
filling in waterways, draining bogs, and mining for natural resources.
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