Everything you need for an entire unit to introduce your students to the concepts of human adaptations and modifications to earth. It is designed around a 5E model to help make lesson planning easy and includes a list of vocabulary words covered throughout the unit.
Includes: 2 PowerPoint presentations, 2 Graphic Organizers, a Teacher Quick Reference Guide, a Teacher Answer Key, and 4 Student Handouts
Engage- A fun hook activity where student’s decide if they would like to live in geographic locations and justify the reason for or against it. Engage students with a quick "Would you like to live here...?" picture response activity based on geographic factors.
Explore- A PowerPoint presentation leads students through the vocabulary of the unit with pictures, definitions, and examples. Fill-in notes are included for modified students or as a quick alternative for all students.
Explain- A two-sided handout to check for understanding is included, which focuses on application of the new vocabulary in real-world situations.
Students analyze photos in an engage activity to determine why an object would be considered a geographic barrier. They than are forced to think critically and create ways humans could modify that geographic barrier for their benefit. A graphic organizer accompanies the activity.
Then Stickman returns and can't wait to show off his vacation pictures. Students view his photo album while gathering examples of human modifications and adaptations by the people in the pictures. A handout also accompanies this portion of the lesson.
Help! Students imagine they have been stranded on a deserted island and must figure out how to survive. Students are given geographical information on their environment and must set to work imagining creative ways to adapt and modify their surroundings to create a nice home. Lots of fun for the students! Encourages critical and creative thinking!
Adaptation, modification, human-environment interaction, human factors, geographical factors, physical processes, climate, altitude, geographic barrier
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