Physical Geography Teacher Resources

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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.
Seventh graders examine the physical geography of China. In this China lesson, 7th graders debate the governments point of view compared to the people.  Students create a photo essay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Students explore the limits and demands of their physical world and how it relates to the survival and well-being of people.
Young scholars expand their geography skills. In this geography lesson, students research the climate of their state and consider basic human needs as they compose a letter to travelers or explorers visiting their state.
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.
In this physical geography worksheet, students use the test template to match 15 terms and definitions. Students also respond to 15 multiple choice questions that their teacher writes.
Students use an online atlas.
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.
Students develop maps, tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams to depict the geographic implications of current world events, and analyze major human conflicts to determine the role of physical and cultural geographic features in the causes, conflict, and outcomes. Pupils conduct research on the Internet or in the library to obtain data and information on the Gulf War that can be used to construct maps, tables, graphs, or diagrams representing changes in the geography of the Middle East.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Students create different landforms by using play dough. In this landforms lesson plan, students make hills, plains, mountains, lakes, and more.
Students study how geography has affected the outcome of events and daily life in historical cultures. They study out Greece's elevation zones, precipitation, and average temperatures, and predict how these factors might have influenced daily life, warfare, and trade in ancient Greece; research and take notes on how Greece's physical geography affected daily life, warfare, and trade.

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