I enjoyed learning about chapters 1&2. I learned a lot of information about maps, how to read maps, how to design/show information on maps and the basic elements on a map in Chapter 1. I learned about landforms, climates, vegetation, population density, resources and regions. I found the KTW chart quite useful. The chart helped me record key information about the basics of map design. The KTW chart was a good study guide for me.
One of the answers I gave for the end of chapter survey was that I hope the future units included more interactive learning. I find that I learn better when I learn interactively.
Mr. Pierce gave me a Ferdinand Magellan Badge. I am pretty happy with the badge I got and I agree with him. I mostly got ME’s with some AE’s, so this would fit me. I was in the gold level because I got all ME’s for my work habits. Next time I will try to get a higher level.
I found that the study guide chart at the end didn’t really help a lot. I found it quite boring and always drifted off when I worked on it. I also didn’t find it useful because it was more work than a studying because it took forever to complete. The thing I found useful in the last chapter was the reading challenge. It was fun and you had to remember facts at the same time. As I told you earlier, I like to learn interactively. I played the reading challenge every night because the test had multiple choice questions just like the game. I felt confident when I did the test because of the reading challenge. The reading challenge helped me get 100% correct on the test.
I specific goal I have for unit 2 is to try to make some type of chart or graph for me to store information (like the KTW chart) or maybe a flashcard game with key words. Since I like to learn interactively, this could help me study more efficiently. This could help me get higher grades because I am the sort of kids who doesn’t enjoy studying by looking at books.
Here is the link to a cool website with cool flags. I found this website really cool because I love to look at maps. I like to look at creative maps as well. The cool thing about this was that we could also design a creative map that relates to us.
Here is a two of the cool maps I liked.