Lesson Eight - Plan a route
This lesson is for students with some vision - This week plan a route to the White House gift shop using Google maps and Google Street view. Answer these questions using Google Street View.
Usually during O&M we use a Wheatley Picture maker (that neat map with the velcro and all the cool little pieces) to make tactile maps. What do you do if you don't have a fancy tactile map kit?
This week go to your kitchen table or coffee table and make a map of a room in your house. There are lots of small bottles and boxes in the kitchen. Which items can you use to represent different things in the room? Take a picture of the map you make and send it to me.
You can also make a map of a route using silverware. Lay down a spoon for each block you travel and turn the spoon right or left to represent each turn. Make a map to a nearby park or shop. Make a routes that are letter shaped like a z, a u, or an L.
You can make a map like this with parents or friends anytime you need directions using small objects to help you understand the route or you are telling someone else how to get somewhere.
Lesson 6 - O&M Jeopardy!
I made a Jeopardy game for my students with the help of one of my expert students! Some of these are pretty tough. Play the Jeopardy soundtrack on youtube and give this game a try! Play against your family and show off your smarts because I bet they don't know many of the answers! Let me know who won when I call you next week.
Lesson 5 - Bird Calls
O&M is a part of the expanded core curriculum. So are many other things including leisure activities and hobbies. Bird watching is a neat hobby. I want you to try out the free sample lesson at The Cornell Lab Bird Academy. The link to sample lesson is several sections down. You will learn to identify the call of a robin, a chipping sparrow, and a mountain chickadee.
I know for sure we have robins here in DC right now! The next time you are outside listen closely and see if you can hear one.
When you have completed the lesson at the Bird Academy, answer the following questions on this form.
Sometimes you may want to take a look at new place before you go. Google street view is a good way to do this. If you don't have enough vision to use street view, you could partner with someone else to help you preview an area if you needed extra information.
Google Street view is part of Google Maps. You can use the Google Maps app on your smart phone or tablet, or you can follow this link on a desktop computer or laptop. You will want to do your lesson in one tab on your computer and use Google maps in a different tab.
Here is Lesson 4. Watch the video and answer the questions using Google maps and then hit submit to send me your answers.
Lesson Three - Bus Travel
I hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy. This weeks lesson is a series of videos from the UK. I think they have great information that can apply here in Washington, DC.
I had a little trouble viewing some of the videos in the forms with voice-over activated. The only thing that seems to work is to turn your iPhone or iPad 90 degrees or change between portrait and landscape view. Please let me know if you have any problems. Accessibility is one of primary goals with these lessons.
Here is the link for Lesson Three. as usual watch the videos, answer the questions and hit submit.
This weeks lesson is about asking for assistance. Some of you are great at this and some of you really don't like doing this. give some thought to why this is for one of the questions. It's your chance to give me insight into your views and feelings.
Follow the link, watch the video, answer the questions and click submit.
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I hope everyone is staying safe and at home. I want you to do one lesson a week, then we will talk on the phone, on Tuesdays. Just follow the link watch the video, fill in the answers and click submit at the end.
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