Human Geography Teacher Resources

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Students discover the history of Northern Ireland using a powerpoint presentation in this lesson created for an Advanced Placement Human Geography class. This lesson does not include a Powerpoint presentation (Teachers would be responsible for collecting the information and created one).
Students examine the study of human geography and how resources influence population density. They define culture, and in small groups create a collage that illustrates and defines either population distribution, urbanization, cultural landscapes, or cultural change.
Students analyze John Brown's attitudes and actions against slavery and the differences between his views and those of other people who were active in the abolitionist movement. They write journal entries from an abolitionist point of view.
Construct a personal journey time-line. First, learners explore the travels of Tweega, the giraffe, in the book Chee-Lin, A Giraffe's Journey by James Rumford. Then they compare and contrast regions in the story and reflect on their own life. Finally, they plot events on a time line. Note: Numerous excellent resource links are included.
Young scholars are able to identify the causes and effects of erosion. They hypothesize ways to help curb erosion. Students are able to identify ways being used now to curb erosion. They are shown two different types of erosion, by putting some of the dirt in the box lid and some more in a paint tray.
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 lesson.
Learners examine the economic and political structure of Afghanistan. They compare and contrast the Constitution of Afghanistan to the Constitution of the United States. Using the Internet, newspapers, and other resources, students explore Afghanistan. They examine the typical life of a teenager in this country. Learners create a travel diary of their "journey" through Afghanistan.
Learners visit the Locator Booth exhibit in Xpedition Hall and consider conditions to find places' positions. They see how human and physical factors define eight South American hot spots.
Students consult online resources to identify and map the world's largest cities and metropolitan areas. They analyze birth rates, settlement patterns and other demographic data and make predictions for the future. They write essays regarding these predictions.
Students explore how physical and human geography features effected Lewis and Clark's expedition by using the Lewis and Clark Digital Discovery Web site.
Students identify the location of different cultural groups within the United States (agricultural, retirement, urban, etc.) They map these areas and analyze the correlation between the landscape of a given region and the type of settlement that is there.
Eleventh graders explore Canadian support for foreign aide. In groups, 11th graders discuss Canadian aide policies and express their opinion of each. Students brainstorm methods of contributing to developing nations. They complete worksheets and participate in games to recognize global citizenship responsibilities.
Students examine the internal spatial structure of cities. In groups, they analyze patterns of functions, structure and characteristics of settlement patterns. They also identify the population densities of land value of business districts.
Sixth graders define the terms used to compare physical, political and human geography in countries and use them to compare life in the United States to life in other countries. Then they formulate educated opinions about living in the United States.
Third graders describe the physical and human geography of Los Angeles. Using the internet, they identify and locate features around the Adams region that have changed in the past 70 years. They use resources found in their school to discover the history of their community.
High schoolers research whether China should build the Three Gorges Dam. They develop persuasive arguments for or against the building of the dam.
Gender roles and religious practices can be a very interesting and complex subject to teach. Luckily, you have found an excellent resource that includes links, vocabulary, and a great set of activities. Learners will discuss cultural convergence and divergence and then dive into research to find information on the gender roles of women in Jewish and Muslim communities. They use Costa's three levels of questioning to develop their own inquiry questions, which will be used to guide them as they write a short composition synthesizing what they've learned.
Using an actual case study about the Lake Turkana Dam, class members examine the controversy surrounding the issue. Pupils take on the role of one of the stakeholders, discuss the multiple perspectives involved, explore the geography of the area in question, and compose decision statements. A very detailed plan complete with additional materials, this would be great in an environmental studies class or in a humanities class. Since the lesson is based on close analysis of given materials, science and English teachers could collaborate to make it happen!
The question posed to the class is, "What makes a group?" The answer to that question results in a better understanding of the nature of culture. Race, location, religion, language, and group identification are explored as children pair up and consider how these traits define various regions in Europe. Two worksheets and an informational text guide them as they explore the topic of European language and religion, culminating in a reflective journal entry. 
There is a difference between the physical and cultural features of a place, and yet one is always influenced by the other. Middle schoolers begin to consider the differences between each and how they interact with a series of scaffolded activities. They start by viewing several photographs in order to determine if their personal views of Europe are the same or different than what the images portray. They complete a T-chart, make inferences about the photos, and confirm the location of the photos on a map. This is an excellent resource with everything needed, just print to teach.