Lesson

Title Lights On! Lights Off! Exploring Human Settlement
Patterns in the U.S.A.
Lesson Description  Our country has an uneven population distribution. Using a nighttime map, students will examine where most of the people in the United States live. They will recognize the geographic features that affect this settlement.
Author Judy Phillips
Grade Level 3
Duration 2 class periods

 
Arizona Geography Concepts Arizona Reading Strands Arizona Writing Strands  National Geography Standards National Language Arts Standards
1, 2, 3, 6 1, 2, 3
1, 2 1, 3, 9, 18 7

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NASA Poster of Global Nightlights (1.4 MB file size)

Nighttime 2000 Map- Population Distribution

Nighttime 2003 Image of Los Angeles Taken From International Space Station (Courtesy of NASA)

Nighttime 2003 Image of the Northeast Taken From International Space Station (Courtesy of NASA)

The Big Blackout of the Northeastern United States (August 2003)

6 Traits Writing Rubric
 
 
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