Boating Your way to Geographic Understanding

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Boating a Big River

This is a learning activity that integrates map reading skills, geography, math, and writing.

BSSD Standards Addressed

SS.A.14 Identifies geographical regions and features of Alaska.

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Objectives

Students will become familiar with important geographic features in the state......... maps, and research. To accomplish this objective: The student will plan a trip of _______ days, or __________ miles up a river. They will determine a fuel plan including a fuel budget.

Procedure

Begin by looking at a map of Alaska which shows topographic features. Choose one of the major rivers- either the Yukon or the Kuskokwim. The river you choose will be where you plan your trip.

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This activity can be quite simple as it is presented here, or it can be expanded in many ways depending on the various content areas and numbers of standards and levels are being addressed.

Suggested ways to expand this project might include:

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