Five Themes of Geography Teacher Resources
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Greece: Part 1
Third graders discover the relative location of Greece. In this Greece lesson plan, 3rd graders explore maps and complete mapping activities based on the location of Greece.
Minnesota Road Trip
Students plan a week-long trip around the state of Minnesota. They write a detailed itinerary for their trip and fill in a blank map of Minnesota with the places and routes listed in their itinerary.
Wonderworld Theme Park
Young scholars examine pictures of the natural and archaeological wonders of the world. They discuss the different "lands" in a typical theme park; design theme parks showcasing some of the wonders of the world; and write paragraphs explaining their choices of wonders to include in the theme parks.
Getting to the Core of World and State Geography
Elementary explorers study the geography of their own state and region. They create a three-dimensional map of their state, develop an atlas, read maps using longitude and latitude, and identify and analyze the five themes of geography. There are actually five lessons contained in this comprehensive resource, complete with reading references and handouts for your class.
The Sounds of Samba
Students research the origins of Samba in Brazil using the internet. After defining new vocabulary, they locate the cities in Brazil using latitude and longitude which practice the Samba. In groups, they compare and contrast the different types of Latin American dances and music and write an essay to end the instructional activity.
Reading the Newspaper
Learners read the newspaper. In this newspaper lesson, students become familiar with the various parts of a newspaper. They read specific parts, highlight important information and summarize what they read.
When Nature Strikes: Natural Hazards Safety
Students observe the impact of natural disasters on humans, and become aware of the dangers of environmental hazards such as flash floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Around the World: Philanthropy in Europe
Learners investigate the geographic and cultural differences in Europe. In this social studies lesson, students research and describe the philanthropy of different European nations, while charting and comparing them to each other.
The World Beyond My Back Yard
Here is a geography lesson plan that incorporates language arts and technology. Youngsters choose an eastern hemisphere country, research it, write a letter to the embassy requesting information, then design and publish a travel brochure. The mentioned "Questionaire Project" handout is not attached, but there is enough information here to easily assign this project in your social studies class.
The Impact of Philosophies on Culture
Sixth graders explore geography through the connections to specific philosophical beliefs. In this global studies lesson plan, 6th graders describe how cultural traditions, human actions and institutions affect people's behavior and identify how belief systems influence people's perceptions and judgments of events.
Geography of South America
Student's identify geographic features of a South American map. They use the scale of the map to calculate distances between points. They identify examples of the five geographic themes on the map of South America.
Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a different piece of artwork to critique and discuss in light of the social issues depicted in The Pearl. Or if a dramatic activity sounds more appealing, use the Role Play Scenario worksheet include here to get students up from their seats and acting out how social issues may affect their own adolescent lives. Note: To complete the lesson as written, you will need several additional materials that are not included.
New! Renaissance and Reformation Chapter Review
Review key terms, vocabulary, sequence of events, and themes from the Renaissance and Reformation with this textbook chapter review. While designed by a publisher for a particular text, this resource can be incorporated into any classroom as a general assessment or review of main ideas and concepts.
Temas contraversiales del mundo hispanohablante:Controversial Themes of the Hispanic World
Eleventh graders brainstorm controversial themes of Spanish-speaking countries. They read articles written in Spanish. They discuss the articles, practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Students conduct research and design a presentation about one of the themes from above.
Students use an inflatable globe which they wrap in plastic wrap. They use a permanent marker and outline the continents, and label major oceans and trace the equator. Students bring heir globes and use their projection for a discussion of location and proximity.
Traditions - Our World and Philanthropy
Students demonstrate knowledge of philanthropy and stewardship. They locate and describe physical features of one nation in each continent. They investigate a continent and find examples of cultural elements. They explain how and why nonprofit organizations were formed in the nation selected.
When I Was Young in Appalachia
Students read books about growing up in Appalachia and discuss the concept of self-sufficiency. They make braided rugs from T-shirts, cornhusck dolls, and log cabins from Lincoln logs. They also write booklets about Appalachia.
Where In The World Is Bermuda?
Students locate the Island of Bermuda, and identify its absolute and relative location.
Cultural Diversity In The Classroom
Students engage in a lesson that supports the fact that Asian people are part of the educational culture in schools. The lesson includes background information for the teacher. With the completion of the unit students develop a personal identity and its relationship to the culture of Asia.
Cambodia's Quest for Justice
Students observe pictures, articles, maps, charts and other gathered information concerning the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia by participating in a gallery walk. Afterward, they discuss war crimes and the significance of documents. They write a speech over a given topic.