Around the World with Google Earth

Use the lesson plan to introduce students to the world around them by using Google Earth.

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Content Area

  • Social Studies

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  • Lesson Plan
  • Miscellaneous


  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade


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Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • G5.4.4 - Utilize different types of Nevada maps, i.e., population and physical maps, to understand spatial distribution.
  • G6.4.1 - Describe the distinguishing features of historical regions in Nevada, i.e., Native American tribal territories, pioneer trails, and settlement areas.
  • G6.4.2 - Identify regional changes in Nevada over time.
  • G6.4.4 - Show how regional change in Nevada from decade to decade has affected characteristics of place, i.e., plows allow farmers to prepare the land for planting, pick axes assist in mining operations.
  • G6.4.5 - Locate the counties and county seats of Nevada.
  • G6.4.6 - Identify the equator, Prime Meridian, and the International Date Line.
  • G7.4.1 - Describe differences in population distribution within Nevada regions.
  • C16.4.1 - Identify their county, city, state, and country.
  • G5.5.1 - Identify and locate major geographic features in Nevada and the United States using maps and map elements.
  • G5.5.2 - Identify spatial patterns of the U.S.
  • G5.5.4 - Construct maps, graphs, and charts to display information about human and physical features in the United States.
  • G5.5.5 - Identify the purpose and content of various U.S. maps.
  • G5.5.6 - Derive geographic information from photographs, maps, graphs, books, and technological resources.
  • G6.5.1 - Provide examples of human - environment interactions in the U.S.
  • G6.5.2 - Identify U.S. regions in which historical events occurred, i.e., thirteen colonies, Underground Railroad, and California gold fields.
  • G6.5.3 - Provide examples of cultural identity in communities or regions from different perspectives.
  • G6.5.4 - Show how regional change in the United States from decade to decade has affected characteristics of place, i.e., salt and sand used to melt ice, flood basins, levees.
  • G6.5.5 - Label a map of the United States with their capitals.

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  • Special Education (SPED)
  • Intervention
  • Technology
  • Interactive White Board