Unit 5, Ancient India, Lesson 1: Geography

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

I.  Standard(s):  6.25: Identify and locate geographical features of ancient India, including: • Ganges River • Himalayan Mountains • Indian Ocean • Indus River • Monsoon winds • Subcontinent of India

     A.  Clear Target:  I can Identify and locate geographical features of ancient India, including: • Ganges River • Himalayan Mountains • Indian Ocean • Indus River • Monsoon winds • Subcontinent of India.

     B.  Set: TTW tell some jokes, or ask some riddles to the students in order to get their brains ready for learning.

     C.  Bell Ringer:  What do large mountain ranges do for a civilization?

            1TTW review the clear target with the students ensuring understanding of the new terms (if any) and then lead a discussion on the bell ringer to ensure that the students understand the information in the lesson from the class prior.

               a.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, and the discussion is complete, TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

               b.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: TSW open the geography link and complete the assignment.  The directions are on the GCR page that opens up.  Here is the link to the material needed to complete the assignment: Mapping Activity

          1.  Checks For Understanding (CFU):

          2.  Video in Video N/A

          3.  Simulation:  N/A

     E.  Guided Practice: TTW demonstrate for the students how to: Find and open the document; use the document; turn in the document when completed.  TTW have a student share their screen and demonstrate all of the steps.  TTW assist, and have the class assist the student demonstrator with answering the first question as needed.  TTW also explain any activities in section F and get the students started on it by beginning the activity with them.

    F.  Independent Practice (The assignments are due the next school day): 

1. TSW complete the mapping activity and answer the questions.

2. Complete the remaining activities in the packet.

3. Complete the Study Guide.

     G.  Closure: Discuss the clear target and how it relates to the previous lesson. If time permits discuss the video from today’s lesson.

     H.  Assessment:  TSW come up with: Written code of moral laws; focused on self worth and responsibility; Has been the basis for the laws of many civilizations since.

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