Human Geography Teacher Resources
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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 learning exercise, students complete a chart as they read several passages, then answer two comprehension questions.
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, 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.
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 lesson.
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 lesson, 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.
For 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.
Students 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 students from Jordan.
Learners 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 focus on the people of Iraq. In small groups, they study further one aspect of daily life in Iraq and create presentations for the rest of the class.
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.
Learners have probably heard about the crisis in Sudan on the news, and this lesson offers them both background and current information (as of August 2004) about the situation in Darfur.
Learners investigate the school campus area in order to plan the best spot for a class garden. They create a map of the school and research the different types of soil that exist in order to find the best spot. The class takes the information and conducts an election for the best possible location.
Students appreciate the gifts of natural resources on our planet and foster ways to protect them. They develop an awareness of the natural resources that are found in Brazil and use the Internet to research Brazil's resources.
Students address the problem of a reduction in the world population growth rate being offset by a growing world population base. This problem is particularly true with the rapid population growth in many Third World countries. The lesson will incorporate video and the Internet.
Students explore the natural resources and National Parks of Northern California that are commonly visited by people traveling in the United States. They use maps to locate various sites, plan a highway travel route and use the internet to research facts about the areas.