Human Geography Teacher Resources
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Ninth graders explore the development and growth of Islam. In this Islam lesson, 9th graders locate Mecca and Medina on maps and discuss their significance for Muslims. Students also assess the diffusion of Islam by referencing maps and readings.
For this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and multiple choice questions about geographic features in Europe.
Students engage in a variety of activities to comprehend more about the region of Western Europe. They use maps to read and highlight important information. The different countries are looked at individually highlighting geographical features.
In this Western Europe worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer about the history, culture, economics and modern life as they read five short passages. There are also five comprehension questions.
In this Turmoil in the Balkans worksheet, students complete a chart as they read several passages, then answer two comprehension questions.
In this geography skills worksheet, learners respond to 7 short answer and multiple choice questions regarding European statistics.
In this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about Western Europe and then respond to 5 short answer questions and compete a graphic organizer based on the information.
Students examine the relationship between Tibet and the United States. They explore the political relationship between the two countries. Students identify geographical features and political boundaries of the Tibetan and Chinese regions.
Students read "Geographical Mobility: 1995-2000." They examine the maps in the handouts and compare them with maps from an atlas. In the second part of this lesson plan, students read "In Harm's Way." They receive three more handouts, one a blank map of Florida, another about population change in Florida, and the last titled "Danger From Hurricanes. They discuss patterns observed in the maps, graphs, and data.
Students study the Tibetan situation. In this global issues lesson plan, students listen to a lecture regarding Tibet, its location, and its ties to China. Students then create political cartoons or write letters to their Congressperson about the U.S. policy toward Tibet.
Third graders examine rivers and how they affect the people living around them. They read a chapter in their science text, take a virtual river tour online, read a background information story, and in pairs describe the changes in the Los Angeles River basin.
Students work together in groups to research either Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. Once the research is complete, they share their information with the other groups in the class. They complete a worksheet on rituals and holidays in each religion to end the instructional activity.
Students describe how location, weather, and physical environment affect the way people live, including the effects on their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation. They also describe the lives of American heroes who took risks to secure our freedoms.
Students identify the basic symbols of the English language and identify written languages as sets of symbols. In this symbols activity, students study a hieroglyphic message and pictures of other languages. Students try to interpret the message and then create a message of their own. Students discuss symbols.
In this United States history and government standardized test practice handout, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Fifth graders listen to lectures presenting the physical and political geography of Western Europe. They choose a research topic inspired by these countries and prepare a report to present to the class at the end of the class study of this region.
Pupils explore the culture and viewpoints of the people of Jordan through a threaded discussion with students from Jordan. They use the Internet and a Web forum supported by the University of Minnesota Duluth to communicate with the pupils from Jordan.
Fifth graders examine the motives, progress and results of the European exploration and conquest of Asia, Africa and the West Indies from the 15th to the 17th centuries. They use maps to trace spice routes and research the role of spices during this era.
Students participate in a service learning project to improve their community. They work together to decide on a project and how to implement it. They propose solutions to problems the community is facing as well.
Students compare the landscapes of Mars and Earth and explore why the two planets are so different. They conclude by writing letters convincing fictitious family friends that it is probably not a good idea to invest in Martian real estate.