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  • 5 Themes of Geography

  • AgendaUnderstand the 5 Themes of GeographyIdentify the 5 themes of geography in questions, graphics and text.Create questions for the 5 themes of geography.Kids Place: GeoNet

  • All children are born with an innate curiosity about the world around them. They love to explore and find out to question and learn. We dont usually refer to children as geographers, but in fact that is what they are young geographers. They do exactly what geographers do. They look at the world and ask questions about who does what, where and why. They are curious about why the world looks as it does and how that affects their lives. That is the work of geographers.

  • The word geography, which comes from the Greek words which mean to write about the Earth, should convey a sense of the excitement and adventure of discovery.

  • Wyss Pieces: Geography 101

  • Scan of R26 without descriptions for each and intro paragraph

  • On which continent is the United States located?

  • What is a glacier?

    What do we call a trading center where goods are loaded onto and taken off ships?

  • Why is the coastal plain a good place for farming? What are stones from quarries used for?

  • From which continent did most immigrants arrive during the 1800s and early 1900s?

    How did trains help soldiers during the civil war?

  • How is the climate of a coastal region different from the climate of an inland region?

    What is a municipal government?

  • You Try It!After each question, record the theme.Lets look in the Teacher Edition. How do the text and graphics support each theme of geography?

  • You Try It!Lets look in the Teacher Edition. How do the text and graphics support each theme of geography?Record pictures and/or text for each theme.Write one question based on a picture or text to address each theme

  • Learning about places is an important part of history and geography. Geography is the study of Earths surface and the way people use it. When geographerLets start by taking a geography quiz. Dont worry, its not graded

    Children look at the world through curious eyes. So do geographers. So our children are natural geographers. How does the curriculum encourage that level of curiosity? Lets watch this video that shows college students level of geography knowledge.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dV7zkTZQxY After video discuss how the students are natural geographers and without development, they lack knowledge as seen from the college students.Learning about places is an important part of history and geography. Geography is the study of Earths surface and the way people use it. When geographers study Earth and its geography, they often think about five main themes, or topics. When we think of geography we often think of location. We use maps to find out where things are. Therefore, the theme of location is defined as Everything on Earth has its own location the place where it can be found. An example of a question that addressed location is: On which continent is the United States located? What other question would address the theme of location?When talking about the theme of place, one can think of the characteristics that make it unique. Every place has physical and human features that make it different from all other places. Physical features are formed by nature. Human features are made by people. What does it look like to ask a question about the theme of place? What is a glacier? This question addresses a physical feature. What do we call a trading center where goods are loaded onto and taken off ships? (port) Notice that this feature is created by humans.Just as it implies, this geography theme relates the humans and the environment. People and their surroundings interact, or affect each other. Peoples activities may change the environment. The environment may affect people. Sometimes people must change how they live to fit into their surroundings. Why is the coastal plain a good place for farming? What are stones from quarries used for?People, goods, and ideas move every day. They move in your state, our country, and around the world. The theme of movement can be seen in historical events. From which continent did most immigrants arrive during the 1800s and early 1900s? How did trains help soldiers during the civil war?Areas of Earth with main features that make them different from other areas are called regions. A region can be described by its physical features or its human features. How is the climate of a coastal region different from the climate of an inland region? What is a municipal government? Why is this a question about regions? A municipal government differs from a state and federal government. Activity: Hand out the list of questions. Teachers can work together to identify the themeActivity: Hand out the geography theme template. Teachers should search through the TE for examples of graphics and text that support each theme. As teachers look through the teacher edition, write one question for each theme based on the content of the page.Looking at page 2 and 3 in the Teacher Edition, you will see a physical map. This map addresses multiple themes of geography. The map indicates the location of the various native american tribes in New York State (point to these). What other things can you locate on this map?

    After arriving in New York City, this river allowed colonists to move to different areas. (movement)What are the three mountain regions in New York State? (region) Turn to your partner and think of another question that addresses the theme of regions that you could ask students.Remembering that Place talks about physical and human features, we can ask students questions about the theme of place. One question we could ask is how many feet above sea level was the region where the Onondaga lived? (place) What is the difference in lengths between the Hudson and Oswego rivers?

    Activity: Hand out the list of questions. Teachers can work together to identify the themeActivity: Hand out the geography theme template. Teachers should search through the TE for examples of graphics and text that support each theme. As teachers look through the teacher edition, write one question for each theme based on the content of the page.Insert Geonet VideoTO sum it up, the 5 themes of geography run throughout the program. As you go through the year, we hope that you learn to think like a geographer and pass this onto your students.