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Google Earth Education: 4th Grade Passport Warm Up

  • 4th Grade Passport Warm Up
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Subject English Language Arts — Writing
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Achieve, NGA Center/CCSSO

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Teachers can use I’m Feeling Lucky and Street View in Google Earth to randomly select a location in the world and relate it to multiple content areas. Teachers can also choose to preselect a location that lends itself well to relevant standards and objectives using Search or Voyager Stories.

• Passport Warm Up is an engaging daily routine in which students review geography, math, science, social studies, ELA and current events objectives.
• This activity is designed to be independent practice for students that requires minimal to no direct instruction on the part of the teacher.
• Teachers can choose from the standards based example questions listed below, or use them as inspiration to generate their own questions.
• To stay within the 15 minute time frame, teachers should use 1-2 questions per subject.


Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
1.2 MB


Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.
Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth's features.
Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.


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