* This is a common core based unit on geography. Included is a unit plan, organizers accompanied with reading comprehension based on rivers, mountains, deserts and rain forests. Vocabulary activities, vocabulary quiz, and thematic essay based on geography with task sheet and rubric also included. This unit works for both the junior and senior levels. The unit lasts 7 days but you can easily adjust the unit to be longer or use the unit material as fill-in to your own unit. Field tested and approved!!!! My students enjoyed this unit which is why I am offering it to you! Please leave feedback and let me know how you liked the lessons!
* The main consistent theme / aims throughout the unit are:
1. Discuss how this geographic feature influenced the development of a specific civilization.
2. Discuss how this geographic feature promoted or limited the interaction of this civilization with other civilizations.
* This theme is consistent throughout the unit and the thematic essay at the end of the unit is also based upon this theme.
* Students goal is to gather the information necessary throughout the unit in order to apply their knowledge on the essay.