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Ariana Minella Resource List Teaching: The influences of geography and climate on culture in the United States, China,

and Mexico. Resource Ipl2: Information You Can Trust http://www.ipl.org/div/cquest/ Medium Website Annotation/Rationale Cultural features presented for each continent. Holidays, folktales, crafts. General cultural information. Information is categorized. Many maps are provided, both regular and topographical. Texts, visuals, maps will provide context to landform vocabulary, for example. Vocab that covers how the environment affects culture. Compares Ancient China and Ancient Egypt. Willing to assist with any project I plan. Topographical maps? Models of landforms? Both kids site and special site for teachers. Both social studies and science Comments/Limitations Limited geographical information. I am interested in specific countries that are not all listed on this site. Need to see if this site can be accessed while on the districts server.

http://chinapage.org/china.html Educational Resource on Chinese Culture

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http://star.spsk12.net/socialscience/2/2010 refrigeratorcardssecond.pdf

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Originally thinking I would focus on present day. Need to think more about including the ancient civilizations of my students heritages.

Mr. Metcalfe

Art Teacher Website

PBS.org

No international geography.

Ariana Minella Resource List Teaching: The influences of geography and climate on culture in the United States, China, and Mexico. content. Types of environments are presented; videos are available also. Willing to assist students with visiting particular websites and/or researching. This is an amazing site that had all kinds of statistical data about many of the countries around the world. Compare/contrast activities could come from this site. A wonderful simulation of the reason for seasons, Earths tilt and rotation around the Sun Using rhyming, this book follows 8 children from different continents to show similarities and differences around the world. Great introductory read.

Mrs. Nichols

Computer Teacher Website

Sites must be accessible.

http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/compare/US/CN

A ton of information to sort through.

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/mclass/eclipticsimulator.swf

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Discussing seasons is a possibility, not high up on my priority list.

Thank you, World! By Alice McGinty and Wendy Halperin

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Ariana Minella Resource List Teaching: The influences of geography and climate on culture in the United States, China, and Mexico. Charlies Needs A Cloak by Tomie dePaola Picture book An illustrated way to teach what a natural resource is. Uses farming->sheep>wool Great visual representation of world. Able to be manipulated to look at climate and geography. Explores the wonders of the Natural World, great visuals Provides topographical map of China with descriptions

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Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest by Steve Jenkins http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/geo/land.htm

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Definitely an extra as in doesnt necessarily fit within my plan Great for my prepared info I will provide the students so the can research in teams