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Patterns of Settlement Using GPS for Navigation
Students assess settlement
potential of a variety of locations and learn to use hand-held
global positioning system (GPS) units. Working in groups, students use the GPS
units to navigate to several assigned locations and collect environmental and
geographic data. At the end of the lesson, students analyze their data and use
their knowledge from grade six world studies to determine which location is
best to settle and establish a community.
lesson materials are designed to supplement and refresh the workshops. Teachers are strongly encouraged to attend a
training workshop before teaching the patterns of settlement class. Teachers are encouraged to use the resources
below, but are welcome to adjust them to fit the needs of their students and
outdoor environmental education program.