Monday, June 13, 2016

Logan's vocabulary activities week 4

Year 7/8: I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Name of Text: Captain Cook - Charting Our Islands

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Surveying: to measure the shape, area, and elevation of with special instruments.

Latitude: the distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface. This distance is measured in degrees.

Longitude: distance on the earth's surface east or west of an imaginary line on the globe that goes from the north pole to the south pole and passes through Greenwich, England.

Circumnavigation: to go entirely around

Continent: one of the earth's seven major areas of land. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

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Example/Non Example
When do people need to survey land?
When there is a new country
What is Christchurch’s latitude?
43.5321° S, 172.6362° E
Does Wellington have the same longitude as Christchurch? Why or why not?
no because they are in different places
Can you take short cuts if you are circumnavigating something? Why or why not?
no because you are going around something
Brazil is on the continent of South America - true or false? Why?

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Word Associations
Countries that are on the equator are usually very warm and wet places to live
The council wants to build a new road
New Zealand is not one
Ferdinand Magellan did this first
Greenwich, England is at 0 degrees

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
latitude is cold and longitude is warm
latitude is cold and Circumnavigation is going around something

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you had to circumnavigate something or survey something. Write a paragraph about the experience.
surveying is fun because you can get people's opinions on stuff and find out what the people said. Get info a what people would like to have or do.

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