Physical Geography Teacher Resources
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Why Here? Why Not There? Origin of the Modern Olympic Games
Students examine Olympic locales. In this geography skills lesson, students analyze map information regarding nations of the world and determine which nations have the physical geography, cultural philosophies, and economic strengths to host a Summer or Winter Olympics.
The Physical Geography of South Asia
Students describe the physical forces that formed and shaped the Himalaya, then discuss the physical geography of Mount Everest and how it influences the routes climbers take to the summit.
Physical Geography of China focusing on the Three Gorges Dam
Seventh graders examine the physical geography of China. In this China lesson plan, 7th graders debate the governments point of view compared to the people. Students create a photo essay.
Middle East: Land, Resouces, and Economics
Students identify and describe major geographical features of the Middle East and explain how these features and other natural resources influence the economy of the area. Then they research one of the middle-eastern countries listed, identifying country's physical geography, the population, average life span, the climate, the country's GDP, the industries supported by the country, and what the country exports.
The New Canada Project
Students focus on one province/territory in Canada. They study the natural resources, location and geographical significance, physical geography, people, culture, climate, and the brief history.
Physical Geography- Climate
Sixth graders explore different climates. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, 6th graders look at the differences in climates of America and Europe. Students use KWL charts and graphic organizers to record information about different climates.
The Influence of Physical Geography and Climate
Young scholars expand their geography skills. In this geography instructional activity, students research the climate of their state and consider basic human needs as they compose a letter to travelers or explorers visiting their state.
The Influence of Physical Geography
Learners explore the limits and demands of their physical world and how it relates to the survival and well-being of people.
Learning Physical Geography Through Landforms
Seventh graders explore physical geography through landforms. They discuss the various types of landforms found around the world. Students recognize various landforms on the world map.
Physical Geography Practice Test
In this physical geography instructional activity, students use the test template to match 15 terms and definitions. Students also respond to 15 multiple choice questions that their teacher writes.
Exploring and Comparing Other Communities
Third graders search TDC database for images of physical geography maps, weather maps, natural resources maps, and old travel brochures. They create a new travel brochure of an area of their choice using the information they gathered.
Minnesota Floor Map
Students examine the physical geography of Minnesota, work cooperatively to design a map of Minnesota and develop spatial and relative location of Minnesota landmarks and physical characteristics.
Water, Water, Everywhere
Students explore the characteristics of the different ecosystems on Earth. In this environmental lesson students participate in a class activity to show the different ecosystems around the world.
Fourth graders recognize the importance of the physical geography on a community. In this commodities lesson, 4th graders graph the five most important commodities of Utah. Students understand why these commodities are so important.
Why Here? Why Not There?
Learners chart possible location for an olympics. In this Olympic Games activity, students analyze which sites would be an olympics based on a study of topography and environment.
England: Discover a World of Culture and History
England is a very interesting country full of cultural and historical geography. Here is an impressive collection of lessons that will familiarize your students with England's cultural and historical geography. The activities presented are all well designed, and they are also supported with websites and worksheets that you can access. For any fourth grade teacher looking for a splendid way to teach about England, this resource is well-worth a look.
Saskatchewan and its Physical Geography
Students use an online atlas.
U.S. Geographic Relationships
Learners examine thematic maps to assess the relationships between physical geography and population density. In relation to population distribution, they examine land use, natural vegetation, precipitation, sea level. Students write paragraphs with each relationship.
Geography is such a fascinating subject for learners of all ages. Prepare learners with good guiding questions, which they can use while reading their texts. Each of the provided 13 questions requires a full paragraph response on the topic of physical geography, changes, and various geography laws.
As an introduction to a unit on oceans, get youngsters thinking about why it is important to us as humans. Using a map-making website, they identify where the products that they use come from. They also make connections to show how they, in turn, affect oceans. This activity provides a visual to impress how we are all connected to the ocean whether or not we live near one.