Imaginary Markers

This is Our World

Object Type: Interactive

Imaginary Markers

Media: This is Our World

Your students can practice and demonstrate their understanding of essential global positions with this concrete activity. Special feature: the animal picture rewards can stimulate geography connection to life sciences.

In this activity, the students are reviewing the concepts of the South Pole, North Pole and Equator. Students will click on a globe the appropriate place where these items are represented. The students are asked to click on the poles or draw a line representing the Equator. When they click the wrong thing, a "boing" sounds. When they click correctly, a melody plays and a picture of an animal from that regions appears with the NEXT button.

This activity can be completed individually, in pairs, or as a whole group. This is a quick identification activity. With just three places to identify, students can take turns or each individually identify the given parts (North Pole, South Pole and Equator). This would make a quick review activity if used individually or in a group when targeting specific students.

This could be extended to include other lines such as the Prime Meridian and Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer.

Language Arts: Have students complete a few sentences describing the details of the three areas. Science: Have students research an animal that lives in one of these regions and write a paragraph about how the animal lives in the environment.