Physical Geography Teacher Resources
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Where in the World Would You Like to Live?
Middle schoolers compare thematic maps of the world as a whole to determine where they would like to live They view several online thematic maps and conclude by writing about three places in the world they think they would most like to live.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 55 Downloads
Middle East: Land, Resouces, and Economics
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 60 Downloads
Why Here? Why Not There? Origin of the Modern Olympic Games
Learners 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 54 Downloads
New Review Australia, Antarctica, and Oceana
Go on a traveling adventure throughout Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica! This textbook excerpt offers a full unit of study that can easily be supplemented by extra projects or research materials. Learners study maps, read about native plants and animals, consider unique geographic features, and use inference skills while reading country fact charts.
4th - 9th Science 11 Views 11 Downloads
Physical Geography- Climate
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.
6th Social Studies & History 25 Views 85 Downloads
Canada Or Bust
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.
7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 26 Downloads
Geography And The Gulf War
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 20 Downloads
Using Geography to Learn About History
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.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 76 Downloads
Mending the Rift
Students determine what factors identify a country's political borders. After reading an article, they investigate questions surrounding the Great Rift Valley. On a map, they trace the valley from Asia through Africa and research the countries in which the Valley runs through.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 27 Downloads
The Three Little Pigs in Earthquake Land
Students explore the basics of earthquakes and volcanoes. Using this information, they brainstorm how people in cities must prepare for these types of disasters. They are read the story "Three Little Pigs" and discuss the importance of having sturdy buildings.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 52 Downloads
The Ring of Fire
Students review the theory of plate tectonics and the history of the Earth geologically. Using the internet, they research the area known as the Ring of Fire. They create maps predicting what the Ring of Fire region might look like in one hundred million years.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 44 Downloads
Students role play as tour operators by planning a group tour to a country in Africa, Asia, or South America. They research the culture, physical geography, and history of one of the countries to highlight their tour destinations. They develop a brochure or booklet that describes their three week tour itinerary.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 23 Downloads
Mission Geography: Europe
Middle schoolers work together to research the history and culture of countries in Europe. They create an itinerary that highlights the characteristics of the country they are researching. They present their brochure to the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 114 Downloads
America the Beautiful
Seventh graders analyze the physical geography of the United States and how we have adapted to or altered the land to create the country we know today. Students complete maps with physical features, states and cities of interest.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Discovering the Physical Geography of Washington
Learners develop a mental map of the state of Washington and draw it on paper. Using the Virtual Atlas, they identify the physical features of the state and draw them on their map. They also examine the populations and diversity of the state.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads