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.
SSWG2 Evaluate how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures.
SSWG4 Assess the characteristics, spatial distribution, and migration of human populations on the earth’s surface
SSWG5 Analyze human interactions with the world’s environments.
Map and Globe Skills
-use a compass rose to identify cardinal direction
-use of intermediate directions
-use a letter/number grid system to determine location
-use latitude and longitude to determine location
Monday: Intro to course.
Pre-quiz on geography (15 questions)
Draw a map of the world and important points
Tuesday: 5 Themes of Geography (Notes)
Location: Absolute vs relative : Map activity
Place: Humanistic vs Physical : Mural activity
Regions: Can a location belong to more than 1 region?
Interaction between man and Environment
Wednesday: 5 Themes Contiuned
Georgia Map Activity
Thursday: Georgia Map Activity
Friday: 5 Themes & World map quiz
Chapter 2: Science of the Earth & Geography