Geography 1/ to 1/11

SSWG1 Explain why physical characteristics of place such as landforms, bodies of water,
climate, and natural resources act as contributing factors to world settlement patterns.

Monday: Intro to course and syllabus

Notes/ 5 Themes of Geography

World Map

5 Themes of Geography Notes PPT-1

Tues: Map projections and Intro to North America Physical Geography

North America Geography worksheets

Identify and describe climates and locations of major physical features of North America.
Explain how these physical characteristics impact settlement patterns including, but not limited
to, the Mississippi River System, the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, and the Canadian
Shield.

 

Wednesday- North American Geography continued

Intro to South America Geography

Notes- group work on worksheets.

 

Thursday- Latin/South America Geography

Identify and describe climates and locations of major physical features of Central and South
America. Explain how these physical characteristics impact settlement patterns including, but
not limited to, the Andes Mountains, Amazon Basin, Atacama Desert, and the Pampas.

Notes/PowerPoint

 

Friday: Map Quiz   North/South America Physical map

Wrap up South America Geography

Amazon Basin focus: Video and activity

 

 

 

 

 

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