Unit 16: World Geography
- What impact does geography have on history?
- How do physical and human geography affect people and places?
- To what extent are terms such as "Far East" and "Middle East" a reflection of European perspective on regions?
A. Five Themes of Geography
- Location – Geographers describe location in two ways: absolute location and relative location
- Human/Environment Interaction-Throughout history, humans have changed and have been changed by their environment.
- Region-any area that has common human and cultural characteristics. Global history and geography focuses on regions defined by political characteristics.
- Latin America
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Middle East
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- South Asia
- Southeast Asia
- Place – what an area looks like in both physical and human terms
- Physical geography
- Human geography
- Movement is the transfer of people, goods, and ideas from one place to another.
B. Geographic factors affect the development of political systems.
C. Geographic factors influence a region's response to the three basic economic questions.
- What goods and services shall be produced and in what quantities?
- How shall goods and services be produced?
- For whom shall goods and services be produced?
- Arable land
- Cultural Diversity
- Cultural Diffusion
- Economic Interdependence
- Read the labels on your clothing. Where were the clothes made? How does this affect supply and demand in the world economy?
- Utilize student resources.
- Globe Toss – The teacher tosses a beach ball globe to a student wherever their right thumb lands, the student has to identify continent or water, region and physical features of the area.
- Create a flip and fold of the five themes of geography.
- Make cross-curricular connections with biome vocabulary.
Final Assessment Ideas:
- Create a Travel Brouchure or a keynote document that contains geographical information of a specific region.
- Create an informative poster of a specific region.
- Write a song of a specific region.
- Quiz or Test