Cultural Geography Teacher Resources
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Students describe key events in the life of Gandhi. They determine why knowledge of geography is necessary to understand the history of the people in a place or region. They write a summary of how the events in Gandhi's life, influenced by the physical and cultural geography of India/Pakistan, helped India become independent.
Students develop maps, tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams to depict the geographic implications of current world events, and analyze major human conflicts to determine the role of physical and cultural geographic features in the causes, conflict, and outcomes. Pupils conduct research on the Internet or in the library to obtain data and information on the Gulf War that can be used to construct maps, tables, graphs, or diagrams representing changes in the geography of the Middle East.
Here is a good cross-curricular lesson requiring middle schoolers to read about Egypt and determine main ideas, make connections, check understanding, draw inferences, and ask clarifying questions. It includes activities like an online scavenger hunt, concept mapping, and a learning frame. Each of these instructional strategies deepens reflection, recall, and understanding. Related documents and websites are included.
Students research the culture, geography, music, myths and legends of the Caribbean coast of Colombia using online tools. They determine how these factors influenced the writing style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. They design and write a brochure in Spanish that includes a bibliography aimed at increasing tourism to the area.
Sixth graders develop a multimedia presentation of the Fertile Crescent that compares modern day geography, economics, government, and transportation resources. They work in groups to research their specific topic.
Third graders practice their geography skills. In this geography terms instructional activity, 3rd graders complete the Map Explorers Library Quest and practice using geography terms appropriately.
Students compare and contrast similarities and differences between Canada and the US. In this geography lesson, students read various articles and identify similarities and differences in economies, cultures, geography, climate, and systems of government between the US and Canada.
Students create culinary art. In this Latin America lesson, students examine the ties between food and culture, geography, politics, and economy from countries as they research artwork featuring foods. Students design visual art pieces that feature the foods they research.
Seventh graders complete a Scavenger Hunt to find information about Ancient Egypt. They create a concept map using facts about assigned subtopics.
Students develop an awareness of the culture, geography, wildlife, languages, and government of the NWT. They develop an understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of Canada's Western Arctic.
Students describe Egypt's historical, cultural and recreational sites and activities. They explain Egyptian customs and conduct; and apply what they have learned to create a travel brochure about Egypt.
Students use information from the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Web site to explore multiculturalism and immigration in Australia. They create graphs and charts from immigration data.
Students use information from the Asia Society's AskAsia Web site to explore the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. They answer four questions and then use what they have learned to write a letter of introduction to a Japanese exchange student.
Learners gain an in-depth understanding of the issues surrounding the conflict in Kashmir. They use what they have learned to write an essay about the disputed territory of Kashmir.
Students read several articles about West African strip weaving of Kente cloth. They explore the cultural context in which strip weaving occurs. They answer four comprehension questions and compose a magazine article about strip weaving.
In this Cultural Geography in Africa worksheet, students match six key terms with definitions then identify seven places on a map of Africa.
For this Cultural Geography worksheet, students fill in answers to ten questions about cultural factors such as language and religion without using a word bank.
New! Rites of Passage
Prom, Quiceanera, Rumspringa. After reading series of texts about traditions that mark the transition into adulthood in various cultures, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to be practiced?” and then use evidence from the texts to support their position in an argumentative essay. Designed as the culminating activity in a unit study of identity, the packet includes an overview of the entire unit, links to all articles, a mock trial lesson plan template, an essay rubric, and annotated sample essays.
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Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-lesson unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.