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Richard Poulin

Transects of My Area

Grades: 7th Grade, 6th Grade, 8th Grade
Subjects: Geography

Student Instructions

Use Google Earth to take a screenshot of your hometown. Be sure to choose the proper elevation to take your screenshot so that you can see enough of the area; not too close and not too far away. Then add the screenshot to this Seesaw activity. Then using the Drawing tool or Shape tool, identify the transects of your area. Then use the Text tool to label the transects of your area. Finally, use the Microphone to present your transects. Focus on using our vocabulary words. Look at my example. STEP 1: Use Google Earth to take a screenshot of your hometown STEP 2: Add the screenshot image to this seesaw activity STEP 3: Use the drawing or Shape tool to identify the transects STEP 4: Use the label tool to label the transects STEP 5: Use the mic to present your transects

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

The "transect" is a land-use term that describes a location based on its relative density, natural and/or built form characteristics. The “transect” is a land-use term that describes a location based on its relative density, natural and/or built form characteristics. Vocabulary: transect, land usage, central business district, inner-city, suburbs, rural, area The activity could be adapted to a city case study instead of student chosen location.

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