Creating A Global Treasure Hunt

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Themes of Geography
Learning Target 2
Step 3

Step 3:
Creating a Global Treasure Hunt

Step 1: You will learn about 10 places on Earth

Essential Question: What skills do geographers use?

Directions: You will choose 10 places on Earth to research and study. You may choose places that are well known or unfamiliar. However, all places should be on land and located at least 50 miles from each other and must include at least one place on each of the following:(North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia). Make a list of 4-5 interesting facts about each place, and also note the latitude and longitude of each place they study.

Falls Park- 43ºN, 96ºW Native Americans were the first people to visit the falls. The
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Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
It was built as a tomb over 10-20 year period
At 481 feet, the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.

Eiffel tower- 48ºN, 2ºE Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most visited paid monument in the world. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010. The tower is 1,063 ft tall, about the same height as an 81 story building and was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.
Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Victoria Falls- 17ºS, 25ºE
Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is the largest waterfall in the world that is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls was named after the reining queen at the time by Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone. Also called Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “smoke that thunders”.
Angel Falls- 5ºN, 62ºW
It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 3,212 ft in Venezuela.
Falls has been named after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator, who was the first person to fly over the falls on November 16, 1933 in search of gold.
Known in Venezuela
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