lunes, 20 de febrero de 2017

Social Science Unit 6

Villages, Towns and Cities
Here are some links to explain further some concepts from
Social Science Unit 6 - Villages, Towns and Cities
TOWN PLANNER GAME @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/wwww/buildings/standard/game1/index.shtml
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CITY TO INCLUDE ON YOUR POSTER:
- the state where the city is located.
- the population of the city.
- a simple description of the landscape of the city and its surrounding areas. 
(rivers? lakes? coast? flat? mountain? etc.)
- a simple description of the general climate where the city is located.
- two or three of the major sights or monuments you can visit in the city.
- one or two of the typical foods you can buy and eat in the city.
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OTHER INFORMATION YOU CAN INCLUDE:
- the public transport services the city offers 
(Is there a train station/airport/Underground train/etc.?)
- a quick reference to one or two of the city’s professional sporting teams 
(Is there a sports arena?  Which sports are popular?)
- the green spaces that you can find in or near the city 
(Are there parks? nature reserves? hiking/bike trails? etc.)
- the state or country flag (small image)
- one or two famous people who were born in the city.
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WEB PAGE TO USE FOR FINDING INFORMATION:
Profiles of the 50 Largest Cities of the United States

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(example…)
CITY:  Waupun 
STATE:  Wisconsin
POPULATION:  16,076 inhabitants
LANDSCAPE:  Waupun was founded along the Rock River.  It is on a flat landscape with a few, small hills.  
It is located near the Horicon Marsh Nature Reserve.
CLIMATE:  Wisconsin has a temperate climate.   The summers are short and hot, and the winters are long 
and cold, usually with a lot of snow and ice.
SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS:  There are several city parks to visit, and THE END OF THE TRAIL statue 
is the city’s most famous monument.  Near Waupun, you can go hiking or canoeing.
FOOD:  Most of the restaurants in Waupun serve typical American dishes, like hamburgers and pizzas.  
On Friday evenings, some local restaurants offer and all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner.
SPORTS:  The Waupun High School sports teams are called the Waupun Warriors.  
They compete in American football, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, softball, baseball, tennis and other sports.
FAMOUS PEOPLE:  ___________________ and ____________________ were born in Waupun, WI.