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Geographic Inquiry: "NOT" Newport News


Task:

Choose a geographic location on Earth that is the opposite of Newport News in these areas:
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Seal of Newport News

1. People & Culture

2. Economics & Industries

3. Physical Geography - climate, landmarks, etc.


Each pair will gather and present evidence using Google Earth to defend your chosen location as opposite from Newport News. Collect facts, photos, links, short video, sounds.
Post your ideas and evidence on the partner collaboration page linked at left.


World Geography SOL: WG1.d, WG2.b, WG3.b, WG3.C, WG4 Computer Technology SOLs: C/T 9-12.1, C/T 9-12.3, C/T 9-12.4, C/T 9-12.4, C/T 9-12.5, C/T 9-12.6, C/T 9-12.7, C/T 9-12.8, C/T 9-12.9
Process:

  1. Take the pre-survey*
  2. Brainstorm/research with partner &
  3. Create TreeMap*of 3 choices: Hand-in
  4. Research & gather evidence for "NOT' location'
  5. Post evidence in wiki*
  6. Review 2 other wikis and post comments *
  7. Create in Google Earth- draw areas, add files *
  8. Present your choice & defend evidence to class *
  9. Present to others in videoconference
  10. Rate each other's products*
  11. Rate partner on Teamwork*
  12. Take the post-survey* . ..............................................................

Rules of the Road

  1. Edit your own pages - you can leave comments about other's pages, but do NOT edit them
  2. Only use files and photos YOU or your Partner have uploaded!
  3. Cite all sources, link where possible - Always give credit!
  4. Put your initials or first name by your work on your page. Never put your whole name.
  5. Only one person can edit a page at a time.
  6. Be sure you have SAVED files to your My Documents folder & Geography folder before uploading.
  7. Use the Discussion pages to share thoughts!! - Worth points.
Guiding Questions:
1. To what extent is the location you have chosen truly opposite from Newport News?
2. How many differences are there for each main characteristic? (Is there enough evidence?)
3. Does the evidence paint a picture of the trait selected? Does the audience need additional explanation?


Resources

Possibilities

City of Newport News
Wikipedia about Newport News
Newport News Tourism
Northrup Grumman NN shipbuilding
NN Port Authority
Virginia Peninsula ....... .... .... ..
Directory of Cities & Towns of World
BBC World News
Countries of the World: InfoPlease
Atlapedia Online
CIA World Factbook
Geography at the Movies: Climate
Interactive Geography
World Weather Information
World Economy from DismalScientist
Wikimapia - describe the world
Corporate Information
Xpeditions
National Geographic
United Streaming
Places of Power & Peace
City Climate Graphs
Taiwan
Palestine/Israel Palestine
Quebec, Canada
North Korea
Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir
Former Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Western Sahara
Sahel
Darfur
Netherlands
Mexico City
Chernobyl, Ukraine
Kurdistan
Rwanda
Cyprus
Northern Ireland
Jerusalem Jerusalem2
Black Forest, Germany
Aswan, Egypt Nile - LexicOrient
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Po river valley, Italy
Ruhr valley, Germany
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Kremlin (Moscow), Russia Moscow2
Cote d’Ivore
Hong Kong
Singapore
Capetown, South Africa
Vladivostok
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Varanasi (Benares), India
Brasilia, Brazil