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Geotheater Product Manual

Geotheater Product Manual
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Geotheater Product Manual - "(as referred to in the video) includes the Geotheater Map Grid System – everything you need to know to create your Geotheater plus seven learning resources specific to the Geotheater."

Geotheater Product Manual

The GEOTHEATER MAP GRIDC is a system designed to enable the educator to direct the students while they create a Large Map of the World.

The Geotheater Product Manual includes instructions on how to create your Geotheater plus the following learning resources specific to the Geotheater:

  • One, Two, Three, What's Under Me?
  • Musical Continents and Oceans
  • Country Scramble
  • N.E.W.S. – Intro to Directions
  • Longitude and Latitude
  • Time Zone
  • The Navigator Series

The GEOTHEATER System is an exciting kinesthetic learning process designed to instil spatial concepts such as distance, area, scale, direction and time. The Learning Resource Modules introduce strategies, which through 'purposeful play' teaches Geography, Language Arts, Mathematics, Fine Arts, Theater Arts, Team Work and Public Speaking. We have designed this System to build confidence, an understanding of different cultures and a comprehension of the spatial environment that is our planet. Our resources will assist your students in developing an appreciation of the world they live in and share with all living things!

GEOTHEATERC … What's in a name?

GEO … Geography is the foundation for our Educational Learning Resources

THEATER … The large scale map of the world that forms the stage on which students perform the learning resources.

Learning Outcomes for creating your Geotheater:

From this resource it is anticipated that students will:

  • Learn location, shape and size of all continents, oceans and countries of the world.
  • Develop spatial comprehension.
  • Learn to work as a team through cooperation.
  • Learn to follow instructions and plans.

Earn a 'feel good' sense of accomplishment and pride of ownership.

Grade Level 5 – 8 covering subjects:

  • Geography
  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Teamwork

Equipment Needed:
Mediums: We anticipate that most GEOTHEATERS will be created on outdoor hard surface areas. The basic procedures are the same for most environments. The only limitation would be space.

Materials: To create your hard surface GEOTHEATER you will need:

  • Compass
  • A ball of strong string
  • Yard/meter stick
  • Tape measure
  • 5 nails or tacks

Note 1: If you are painting your Geotheater onto a hard surface you will need the following materials to use the Map Grid System.

  • Chalk, washable felts and indelible markers
  • Paint brushes – 1/2 inch & 3 inch widths
  • Small and large rollers
  • Paint: 6 colors for the continents plus white for Antarctica, blue for the oceans (color suggestions are included in the resource) and black for the country outlines & signatures.

Note 2: If you are creating your Geotheater in an alternative medium such as bark mulch on grass, sand on gravel or combinations thereof, it will be simpler to set up the Grid System just utilizing string and follow the same procedure as for paint in distributing the continental outlines. A border material of some kind is recommended.

Suggestions:
When choosing paint, consult with your local paint supplier as surfaces and climates will vary. Quantities will also vary depending on your scale and your paint's coverage. We DO NOT recommend permanently placing the names of the continents, countries or oceans on the GEOTHEATER, as this will reduce the effectiveness of the Learning Resource Modules. You may, as lessons in Geography & Art, customize your GEOTHEATER with dots or stars for areas of importance in your country or make stencils for animals, fish, trees, mountains, etc.

Approximate Grade Level: 5 – 8

Price: $98.00

One, Two, Three, What's Under Me?

"Let's chant and play to get to know the Continents and Oceans."

Learning Outcomes

  • From this resource it is anticipated that students will:
  • Demonstrate an awareness of their own country.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of their country's location within a larger geographic area (a continent).
  • Identify all the continents and oceans on a World Map.
  • Be introduced to basic spatial comprehension.
  • Develop responsible social interaction by taking turns.
  • Share information using oral presentation.

Grade Level K-1 covering subjects:

  • Geography
  • Theater Arts
  • Teamwork

Prep Time:
10 minutes approximately

Action Required:
READ this Learning Resource.

Equipment Required:
None

Approximate Grade Level: K-1

Musical Continents and Oceans

"Take some music out to the GEOTHEATER and have fun with your students."

Learning Outcomes

From this resource it is anticipated that students will:

  • Locate the oceans and continents of the world.
  • Name the oceans and continents of the world.
  • Identify by shape the oceans and continents of the world.
  • Build self confidence through demonstrative expression within a group.
  • Learn about social interaction by taking turns.
  • Share information using oral & visual representation.
  • Grade Level K-1 covering subjects:
  • Geography
  • Fine Arts

Prep Time:
5 minutes approximately

Action Required:
READ this Learning Resource

HAVE READY a portable C/D or cassette player

Equipment Required:
Portable C/D or cassette player

Approximate Grade Level: K-1

Country Scramble

"Here is a simple, fun activity to reinforce the learning of country locations and names"

Learning Outcomes

From this resource it is anticipated that students will:

  • Learn the locations of the countries of the world.
  • Develop spatial comprehension.
  • Learn research techniques (use of atlas &maps).
  • Enjoy friendly competition.
  • Grade Level 5-7 covering subjects:
  • Geography
  • Teamwork

Prep Time:
10 minutes approximately

Action Required:
READ this resource.

Make 5 COPIES of the 3 page COUNTRY SCRAMBLE LIST, one for yourself and one for each of your 4 teams.

Equipment Required:
5 atlases, one for each of 4 teams and one for yourself.

Approximate Grade Level: 5-7

N.E.W.S. – Intro to Directions

"Here's a great way to give your class direction!..."

Learning Outcomes

From this resource it is anticipated that students will:

  • Locate the four compass points.
  • Name the four compass points.
  • Be introduced to the concept of direction.
  • Be introduced to basic spatial comprehension.
  • Share information using oral representation.
  • Create and interpret simple maps using cardinal directions and symbols.

Grade Level 1-3 covering subjects:
Geography

Prep Time:
15 minutes approximately.

Action Required:
READ this learning resource

Equipment Required:
Compass

Approximate Grade Level: 1-3

Longitude and Latitude

"Up, down and around … let's see if we can simplify longitude & latitude; traditionally a difficult concept for students to grasp!..."

Learning Outcomes

From this resource it is anticipated that students will:

  • Work as a team and cooperate.
  • Be introduced to the basic principles of mapping.
  • Be introduced to the concepts of direction and coordinates.
  • Be introduced to the practical application of estimating.
  • Learn the principles of Longitude & Latitude.
  • Learn the basics for navigation.

Grade Level 5-8 covering subjects:

  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Teamwork
  • Language Arts

Prep Time:
30 minutes approximately

Action Required:
READ this Learning Resource

HAVE READY 2 different color cords or ribbon; one the length of your Prime Meridian (the line that runs North & South) the other the length of your Equator (the line that runs East & West around the center of the world).

Equipment Required:

  • A couple of rocks or beanbags.
  • Two lengths of cord or ribbon, each a different color.

Approximate Grade Level: 5-8

Time Zone

"Night is the darkness on that part of the earth facing away from the sun."

Learning Outcomes

From this resource it is anticipated that students will:

  • Develop an understanding of time and space.
  • Learn about the time zones.
  • Work as a team and cooperate.

Grade Level 5-7 covering subjects:

  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Teamwork

Prep Time:
25 minutes approximately

Action Required:
READ this Learning Resource

HAVE READY 12 sheets of black or dark colored construction paper and 12 sheets of white or yellow construction paper.

Equipment Required:

  • 2 colors of paper: 12 sheets dark & 12 sheets light
  • If you have less than 24 students, use pylons or free standing objects, one for each to make up the difference.

Approximate Grade Level: 5-7

The Navigator Series

"where am I? How do I get from here to there? navigation in its simplest form ."

Includes: (Beginner, Navigator, Navigator I & Navigator II)

Overview:

The NAVIGATOR SERIES is designed to introduce the basic concepts of navigation for travel around the world. We start at very simple levels with directional commands:

  • Beginner Navigator … left, right, forward & backward
  • Navigator I … north, south, east & west.
  • Navigator II … north, south, east & west using a protractor for degrees of movement.

The GEOTHEATER Learning Resource Procedures are the same throughout the Navigator Series; therefore, the Procedures are printed once at the beginning of this Resource. It is the Directional Instructions that become more specific as your students progress through The Navigator Series.

Learning Outcomes

From this resource it is anticipated that students will:

  • Work as a team and cooperate.
  • Learn to give and take specific instructions.
  • Be introduced to the concepts of direction.
  • Be introduced to the practical applications of estimating.
  • Be introduced to the democratic process of election.

Identify and locate their home country and continent as well as other locations in the world.

Grade Level 5-8 covering subjects:

  • Geography
  • Language Arts
  • Teamwork
  • Mathematics

Prep Time:
Will vary throughout series

Equipment Required:

  • 4 or 5 rocks or beanbags
  • 4 protractors for Navigator II

Approximate Grade Level: 5-8

Also available for purchase to use on the Geotheater are the following learning resources:

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