Overview

Author

Audience

Objectives

Materials

Procedures

Extension

Evaluation

Appendix

 

Where in the World is Herbert Hoover?

 

Lesson Overview                                                                                                            

Herbert Hoover traveled extensively throughout his life for his mining and political careers. This activity will introduce students to some of the many areas of the world that Herbert Hoover traveled to by having students look at primary and secondary sources to guess the country that the clues are guiding them to and having the students map out the travels of Herbert Hoover.

 

 

Lesson Author

Name:

Leighann Stejskal

School:

Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School

 

Lesson Audience

Grade Level

9th

# of Class Periods

1-2

Class

Geography

Length of Period

50 min

 

Objectives                                                                                                               Back to Navigation Bar

Student will:

  1. Be able to locate different areas of the world on a map.
  2. Be able to analyze primary source documents.

 

 

Materials                                                                                                                 Back to Navigation Bar

General

  1. Writing Utensils/Colored pencils
  2. Geography textbook or computers (if available)

 

Online Resources (hyperlink)

1.     Blank outline map of the world

http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/printpage/worldanb.htm

2.     Brief history of Herbert Hoover

http://hoover.archives.gov/info/HooverBio.html

 

Handouts (Handouts embedded in Appendix)

  1. Country Clue Sheets
  2. Analysis Sheet
  3. Answer Key to Country Clues (for teacher only)

 

Classroom Procedures                                                                 Back to Navigation Bar

Prior Learning (background information, vocabulary)

The student will need to know:

  1. A basic geography of the world.
  2. How to use their textbook or internet for researching purposes.

Day 1:

  1. Students will get a brief introduction to Herbert Hoover and his life using the biographical sketch provided by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.
  2. Handout the Analysis Sheet for the lesson plan and discuss directions. They can do this either in groups on individually. The students will look at 3 clues to help them figure out which country is being discussed. Some of the clues are photographs, some are documents and some are verbal clues. They need to fill out the analysis sheet as they go along and write which country they believe it is in the last box.
  3. Once they believe they have each country figured out, have the teacher check them for accuracy until all 20 countries are correct.
  4. After the students have all 20 countries correct, they should label all of the countries on the blank map of the world, along with the capital of each country.

Day 2:

  1. Continue with day 1 activities until complete.

 

 

Evaluation                                                                                                              Back to Navigation Bar

 

Rubric                                                               

The rubric below may be used to…..

 

 

Exceptional

Proficient

More Effort Needed

 

10 pts

8 pts

3 pts

Accuracy

All countries and capitals labeled on the map correctly.

Most countries and capitals labeled on the map correctly. Only a couple mistakes.

Most countries and capitals labeled on the map incorrectly. There are more mistakes than correct labels.

 

10 pts

8 pts

3 pts

Substance of Analysis

Fully developed ideas with coherent reasoning and analysis.

Ideas not completely developed; some sloppy reasoning or very brief analysis.

Ideas not developed; lacking sufficient detail to understand analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Appendix of Resources in Country Clues                                              Back to Navigation Bar

http://www.123rf.com/photo_4988751_australian-grey-kangaroo-in-the-dry-outback.html

Kangaroo

http://www.flagdetective.com/austria-flag.htm

Austrian Flag

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cristo_redentor.jpg

Christ the Redeemer Statue

http://www.bobzworldcity.com/top-10-fifa-world-ranking/brazil-national-flag/

Brazilian Flag

http://www.ciceducation.org/

Canadian Flag

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Chile.svg

Chilean Flag

http://ifrancepics.com/famous/eiffel-tower/

Eiffel Tower

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-german-soccer-flag-illustration-image8285464

German Flag

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html

Saddam Hussein Statue falling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chichen-Itza-Castillo-Seen-From-East.JPG

Chichen Itza

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polish_flag_with_coat_of_arms.jpg

Polish Flag

http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/russian-bear-will-growl-then-bite-if-provoked/

Bear

http://www.deshow.net/travel/russia-travel-landscape-606.html

St. Basil’s Cathedral

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:South_African_Giraffes,_fighting.jpg

Giraffe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_South_Africa.svg

South African Flag