Temperature and Daily
Life: Mexico City and Indianapolis
By: Rebecca Williams; June 15, 1997, Benjamin
Franklin Elementary; Terre Haute, IN 47807
In order to better understand a citizen of Mexico, students
will compare the effect that temperature has on the daily life of a citizen
in Mexico City, Mexico as compared to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Geography Standards addressed:
- #1) How to use maps and other geographic representations,
tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from
a spatial perspective.
- #2) How to use mental maps to organize information about
people, places and environments in a spatial context.
- #3) How to analyze the spatial organization of people,
places, and environments on Earth’s surface.
- #4) The physical and human characteristics of places.
- #14) How human actions modify the physical environment.
- #15) How physical systems affect human systems.
- -Access to internet
- -Map of Mexico
- -Chart/graph paper -Map of Indiana
- -Markers -Map of North America
Upon completion of this activity, students will be able
- 1. compare temperatures in different cities,
- 2. compare activities as related to temperatures, and
- 3. compare weather patterns and its effect on temperatures.
- 1. Students will use the map of Mexico to find the capitol
- 2. Students will use the map of Indiana to find Indianapolis.
- 3. Students will use the map of North America to find
- 4. Students will use the map of North America to find
- 5. Students will use the map of North America to find
Mexico City and Indianapolis.
- 6. Students will chart the weather for Mexico City (High,
Low, Conditions) taken from the web site: http://www.city.net/countries/mexico/
- 7. Students will chart the weather for Indianapolis (High,
Low, Conditions) taken from the web site: http://www.city.net/countries/united_states/indiana/#cities
- 8. Students will compare/contrast temperatures in the
- 9. Students will compare/contrast activities as related
- 10. Students will compare weather conditions and its
effect on temperature.
Students will evaluate temperatures and how they effect
the activities of the daily life of citizens.
- 1. Math: Students can find the differences between the
Highs or students can find the differences between the Lows.
- 2. Science: Students can predict how rain and other weather
patterns affect the temperature.
- 3. Language: Students can write about the temperatures
and weather patterns. And students can write their predictions about the
- 4. Fine Arts: Students can draw weather maps including
- 5. Social Studies: Teachers can introduce the climate
zones, allowing students to predict temperatures in these zones. Students
can use the map of North America to find other cities in each climate zone.
Students can access other web sites to find temperatures
of other cities in the climate zones to compare with their predictions.
Web Sites Accessed: