I post these guiding questions on the board with my daily objectives/key understandings. They help students become more aware of what they will need to know by the end of a lesson/unit.
Guiding Questions for the Forces that Change the Earth & Topographic Maps & Land Features Unit include:
What is a theory?
What makes a theory accepted or not accepted?
What is the theory of plate tectonics?
How does historical evidence support the theory of plate tectonics?
What are crustal features?
How are crustal features related to plate tectonics?
How does Newton’s law of action and reaction apply to Earth’s tectonic activities?
Are there patterns in volcanoes caused by plate movement? Explain.
Are under water and land surface mountains formed by the same plate movement? Explain.
What is a topographic map?
What is a satellite view?
How are land and erosional features depicted on topographic maps and satellite views?
How are changes in elevation shown on a topographic map?
How can land features be reshaped over time?
How can topographic maps and satellite views be used to predict how land features may change over time?
This also aligns with 8th grade CSCOPE Unit 7