Using Layers To Ask Questions
Part One - Using Layers To Ask Questions
- Zoom into the Toronto Area or another major US or Canadian city and try to define the boundaries of the city with students.
- Under the “Layers” section turn on the “City Boundaries” and “Populated Places” layers.
- Examine other cities and towns in the USA and decide with the students on how boundaries might be created there.
- Add a few more layers to the area.
Students could be asked open ended questions: What patterns do you notice using the various layers? Why do you think this pattern exists? How can you confirm that this is a pattern?(Ask an online expert)
Part Two - Use Latitude and Longitude to Identify Major Cities of the World
- Under “View” menu select “Latitude/Longitude Grid.”
- Search for a City or Country to get the Latitude/Longitude.
- Ensure that “Borders” are checked off, in order to easily identify political borders.
Students could be asked to complete a City/Country Scavenger Hunt