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Tour all 7 magnificent sights

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Let's visit the wonders of the world!

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Wonders of the World

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Wonders of the World

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Grandpa Giza

Careful! Don’t step on the cracks or you’ll break Grandpa Giza’s back!

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of all Seven Wonders of the World. It’s over 4500 years old! The walkways are pretty small too. If you wanted to visit the king’s chamber you would have to walk down, all the way, bent over.

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Overview

Social Studies

Moving in personal space, students will visit various regions of the world where they will learn about something unique to that area.

Lesson

Wonders of the World

National Standard(s) Addressed:

#2 Places and Regions

Understand the physical characteristics of places.

Goals

Performance

Students will be able to identify various Wonders of the World.

Cognitive

Students will understand the importance of each Wonder they encounter.

Affective

Students will appreciate the contribution each Wonder has made to the specific region it is found in.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

  • Colosseum – A large theater or building used for entertainment events and sports.
  • Pharaoh – A name for a king of ancient Egypt.
  • Hieroglyphics – Pictures or drawings that stand for words.
  • Ocean Reef – A long strip of rock, sand or coral.

Activate Prior Knowledge

[If possible, display a map of the world on the front board. Next to the map list the Wonders of the World mentioned in this lesson. Great pyramids, Stonehenge, Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taj Mahal, Great Wall, Great Barrier Reef.]

Ask students to share with the class, places they have visited outside the United States. Point out the countries they will visit during this journey.

[Egypt, England, Italy, India, China and Australia.]

Assess and Think Critically

Ask students to recall the places they visited during the lesson. Ask students to associate each Wonder of the World with a specific country. Discuss (review) the importance of each Wonder as it pertains to each country.

Overview

Physical Education

Moving in personal space, students will visit various regions of the world where they will learn about something unique to that area.

Lesson

Respecting personal space for one’s safety and the safety of others

National Standard(s) Addressed

#2 Movement Concepts – Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.

#5 Respect for Others – Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Goals

Performance

Students will perform movements within their personal space/Activity Works space.

Cognitive

Students will understand the importance of maintaining personal space for the purpose of safety.

Affective

Students will demonstrate respect for the personal space of others.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

  • Respect – To be thoughtful and considerate of others.
  • Personal Space – The immediate area that surrounds a person, which allows him/her to move without interfering with others.

Activate Prior Knowledge

[If possible, display a map of the world on the front board.] Next to the map list the Wonders of the World that will be mentioned in this lesson. [Great pyramids, Stonehenge, Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taj Mahal, Great Wall, Great Barrier Reef.] By each Wonder listed, write the name of a student in the class. Tell students to listen carefully to the audio. When his/her Wonder is mentioned, challenge him/her to navigate his/her way to map on the front board. Ask him/her to point to the region where the Wonder is located. [Assist students in identifying the region.] Can they get there and back without interfering with another’s personal space/Activity Works space?

Assess and Think Critically

Ask students if they were able to perform the activities within their personal space. What things did they do to maintain personal space during the lesson?

• Establish personal space in the beginning by stretching arms forward, back and to the sides.

• Keeping hands and other body parts to oneself.

• Be aware of people and objects around you at all times.

• Adjust movements to prevent collisions with others and objects.

Review the importance of maintaining personal space/Activity Works Space during various situations. [E.g., exercising in the classroom, walking

down a crowded hallway, in a lunch room.]