Physical Geography Teacher Resources
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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
Young scholars 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
High schoolers 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
New Review Create Your Own Country Project
Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of geography with this fun, collaborative social studies project. Working in small groups, students develop their very own countries, writing descriptions of their physical location, social system, economy, and culture as well as creating a map of the nation and a picture of it's flag.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Physical Geography of Africa
Fifth graders investigate the topography of Africa. In this physical geography lesson, 5th graders research the six regions of Africa and complete a physical map. Students locate various landforms in Africa. Students use their research information to make a travel brochure.
5th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 14 Downloads
Physical Geography - Running Water: Erosion & Deposits
Here is a good video that describes the main types of "flow" associated with rivers; laminer, turbulent, and shooting flow. They are all aptly described and accompanied by excellent video footage shot in Yellowstone National Park. A river's velocity is determined by the slope of the stream bed, the amount of water flowing, and the condition of the riverbanks.
3 mins 6th - 10th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Basics of Geography: Climate
A fantastic video on the basics of climate! The information is clearly presented, and the graphics, images, and video clips add to the educational value of this video. Factors such as elevation, location, precipitation, and wind are all discussed as important factors in determining an area's climate.
9 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
This fascinating series of four lessons use the paintings of artist Robert Harris to illustrate different types of ecosystems, and the harm that comes to them from human policy. A global view of environmental policies are studied, which should give learners a sense of how certain cultures place an importance, or not, on environmental protection.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Sounds of Samba
Students research the origins of Samba in Brazil using the internet. After defining new vocabulary, they locate the cities in Brazil using latitude and longitude which practice the Samba. In groups, they compare and contrast the different types of Latin American dances and music and write an essay to end the instructional activity.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 40 Downloads