Water is more valuable than gold! Do your students know the impact that water – or the lack of it – is having on life in the Middle East? In this activity, students will work in groups of 4 to research the Middle East water crises. In expert groups, student will read and take notes on the water crises and the issues it is currently causing in the Middle East. They will then share their information and create a Problem/Solution Map describing current conditions in the Middle East.
Geography Spin, Scholastic’s new geography supplement for grades 3–6, is all about map skills. This month, for example, readers take a road trip along Route 66. On the way, they learn some distinguishing features of the United States’ four main regions—the West, the South, the Northeast, and the Midwest.