Virtual Expeditions Activity Guides

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Teacher Orientation Activity Guides

I. Getting Started

  • How to Choose Search Engines Students learn how to distinguish between different search engines and how to conduct more accurate online searches.
  • How to Cite Sources Students learn how to prepare citations for resources they discover online.

II. Ecology & Environment

  • Eye in the Sky Students interpret images of Tokyo Bay and San Francisco Bay from space and make maps that show key geographic features.
  • What Goes In? Students investigate environmental threats to the marine ecosystems of Tokyo Bay and San Francisco Bay and hold a mock press conference to share their findings.
  • What’s In a Watershed? Students research the watersheds of Tokyo Bay and San Francisco Bay and make maps that illustrate the geography of the watershed.

III. Trade & Economics

  • Trade Away! Students analyze the top imports and exports between the United States and Japan and draw conclusions about the relationship of specific products to job opportunities and wages.
  • Balance of Trade Students graph and analyze the balance of trade between the United States and Japan and prepare position papers on open markets versus protected markets.
  • Exchange Rates Students trade dollars and yen and analyze how exchange rates influence the global economy.

IV. History & Culture

  • Earthquake! Students research the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco and the 1923 earthquake in Tokyo and prepare a “You Are There” news report.
  • Culture Wheel Students reflect on their cultural values and compare their cultural profile with other students in Japan and the United States.

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