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Old 08-29-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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Hi,
I am looking for ideas to teach Georgia's rivers and regions. Most of the resources I have found are too difficult for my students. I did check the frameworks and found a couple ideas but that was it. I would appreciate any ideas you have. Thank you.


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Carole Marsh has 22 page booklets for each grade level, correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards.

www.gallopade.com
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We just finished studying the regions of Georgia. We discussed one region per day and then added on to our map of Georgia representing each region with a different color of play dough. We asked parents to send in home made play dough. Hope this helps!!
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Sounds like fun! Thanks for the idea. Did you do anything for the rivers?
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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I found that I have one of those books. Thanks for the website.


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Old 08-30-2009, 04:11 AM
 
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We have laminated maps of Georgia so we just had the kids trace the rivers with a vis-a-vi marker as we talked about them. In groups, we had the kids come up with ways to remember where each river was.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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Thank you for the ideas. We start on Monday. I hope I can make it interesting for the kids.
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I really do believe that much of the geography in the GPS (Georgia Performance Skills) are above the students' development, but I had considered having a postcard exchange with classes around the state. Wouldn't it be neat to have a giant Georgia map with postcards from all over? Although students might not "get" it all, they might connect those pictures with the regions--especially if they have visited some of those places.

(I said that I "had considered" because I am now a media specialist--but i'm having withdrawal symptoms from 2nd grade--I LOVE 2nd grade!)
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That sounds like a great idea. Maybe I can ask the parents and teachers if they know of someone we can write, so we can get postcards from different areas of the state. I agree with the standards being above their level. We are teaching standards that third grade taught. It is very difficult to find activities for Ga. on a beginning 2nd Grade level. Thanks for your idea. I too love 2nd Grade. I've been teaching it for 26 years and love it!
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