June 13, 2012: Let’s Look at London
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1. Draw a picture of Wenlock and Mandeville visiting a special place in your community.
2. In your newspaper, circle three things that make your community special.
3. Choose three people featured in your newspaper. What do you think they would like to visit in London? Why?
4. Using your newspaper, find these in your community: (a) a historic site, (b) new construction, (c) a type of transportation, and (d) a sports location.
5. Research an earlier London Olympics and compare it to the 2012 Olympics. How many events are there? What sites are used? How many countries are involved? Write about your comparisons.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the human and physical characteristics of places. (Geography: Places and Regions)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)