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Five Themes of Geography Teacher Resources
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Students explore geographical themes. In this problem solving geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation about the Vancouver/Whistler Olympic bid. Students analyze Vancouver as an Olympic site looking at location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and region, then create and present a PowerPoint presentation of an original Olympic bid for the 2012 or 2020 Olympics based on their analysis.
Students research a foreign country based on the five themes of geography. In groups, they examine the United Way in the World chart and its connection to the countries they have studied. They write essays on the effects of the United Way in their community and the world at large.
Students investigate the Industrial Revolution and the effect it had on New England. In this U.S. history lesson, students utilize the "centers" teaching plan and connect the location, place, human interaction, movement and region of the Industrial Revolution. Students investigate vocabulary associated with the lesson and discuss different ideas with the class.
Students examine the diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa. In this geography lesson plan, students identify day-to-day responsibilities/roles of African youth, compare rural and urban lifestyles in Africa, and compare daily life for adolescents in Africa with daily life in the U.S.