Physical Geography Teacher Resources

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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 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.
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 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.
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. 
Seventh graders answer the following problem based lesson with the essential question, "Which city or town in Canada would adequately meet my family's needs for relocation?" They present their city and provide rationale for its selection.
Students examine Olympic locales. In this geography skills lesson plan, 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.
Young scholars 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.
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 22 short answer and map skills questions about the location and geographic features of sub-Saharan Africa.
In this geography skills worksheet, students examine maps of Latin America and then respond to 28 fill in the blank and short answer questions based on the maps and their knowledge of physical geography of the region.
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.
How much does your class know about the physical geography of South East Asia? If they've read about it or discussed it in class, then they'll have no trouble completing the worksheet. They'll use the word bank to fill in five different mountain ranges common to the region. They'll then answer two critical thinking questions that discuss how geography and the population are related.
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.
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.
Sixth graders explore different climates. In this compare and contrast lesson, 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.
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.
Students use an online atlas.
Students explore the characteristics of the different ecosystems on Earth.  For 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.

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