1 Social Studies: Five Themes of Geography

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Social Studies Unit 1: Five Themes of Geography

Big Idea/Essential Questions:

  1. How does geography view the world?

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • I can identify the five themes of geography.
  • I can apply the five themes of geography to explore environmental issues.
  • I can interpret information from various sources and practice identifying and organizing the five themes of geography: location, place, region, movement, and human interaction.
  • I can identify and use different types of maps.
  • I can establish location on a map.
  • I can gain experience with using a variety of sources (almanacs, magazines, maps, trade books, periodicals, newspapers, photographs, and digital resources) to gather information.

Key Vocabulary:

absolute location        compass rose         geography

grid & index       human-environment interaction

landmark       latitude         legend       longitude

movement       place          region       relative location

scale        symbol

Additional Attached Resources:

Geography Rap

Five Themes of Geography Song

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