Created in 2016!
This end-of-unit or end-of-year review assignment can be used by any geography or history teacher: It is not content-specific. Google World Wonders is a collection of museum exhibits, interactive Google street views, and other high-resolution resources about regions and people around the world. Students choose content from Google World Wonders to connect with what they learned previously in your class during the year. This activity uses high-quality images as a trigger to deepen recall and connections around what you have already emphasized in your own classroom.
Students use the provided chart (two pages, includes student directions and link to Google World Wonders) to show their selections and explain how those selections support what they have already learned in class. I have my middle school students select between five and seven items but you can have your students select more or fewer. The chart is a Word file that is designed to be used electronically by your students so that they can paste their chosen links directly to the chart. This is a review tool that can be used by students for all world regions but you can have students focus on one specific region at a time and use it over and over again for different units throughout the year.
An optional extension following the assignment would be to have individual students display their finished chart on an interactive whiteboard and explain their selections to the class.
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