Lesson
Title What Are All the Lights?  U.S. Population
Lesson Description  In this lesson, students will use geographic tools to analyze information about the settlement populations of the United States.
Author Sheila Nice
Grade Levels 6-8
Duration 2 class periods
 

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Teacher Instructions

Student Worksheets, Assessments, and Answer Keys

Nightlights of Arizona

Nightlights of the United States

Nightlights of the United States (with topography)

Roadways and Nightlights of the United States together on one Image

Student Work Sample

6 Traits Writing Rubric

Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 

Teacher Instructions ELL Adaptation

Vocabulary Cards

Extension Material (courtesy of NASA)

Nightlights of the August 2003 Blackout of the Northeast

NASA Poster of Global Nightlights (1.4 MB file size)

Nightlights of London (taken from the International Space Station)

Nightlights of Europe and North Africa

Nightlights of Europe (with topography)

Nightlights of Los Angeles (taken from the International Space Station)

Nightlights of Chicago (taken from the International Space Station)

"mpg" Movie of Nightlights of a spinning World
 
Cities at Night: The View From Space (an online NASA article)