Geography/World History Teacher/Sub DBQ: 5 Geography Themes

Geography/World History Teacher/Sub DBQ: 5 Geography Themes
Geography/World History Teacher/Sub DBQ: 5 Geography Themes
Geography/World History Teacher/Sub DBQ: 5 Geography Themes
Geography/World History Teacher/Sub DBQ: 5 Geography Themes
Geography/World History Teacher/Sub DBQ: 5 Geography Themes
Geography/World History Teacher/Sub DBQ: 5 Geography Themes
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This 45-60 minute lesson plan is an all-inclusive packet to help students learn more about the five themes of geography. They analyze 5 different mini-reading sections and answer questions, ultimately using what they learned to write an essay. Rubric included.

Students will be required to read and analyze each document. They will show their understanding by answering a series of questions related to the documents that they read.

Historical Context: Created in 1984 by the National Council Geographic, the five themes of geography serve as a guideline for teachers to use when teaching geography in the classroom. This provides students a list of themes that are designed to organize geographical related information about the earth. The Themes of Geography
1. Place- describes the human and physical characteristics of a location. This includes physical characteristics such as mountains, rivers, beaches, topography, and animal and plant life.

2. Location- location is labeled absolute or relative. Absolute location provides precise locations of a specific place. This utilizes latitude, longitude and street addresses to describe where a place is located. Relative location describes as a place with a comparison to its environment and other places that surround it.

3. Movement-Explains how ideas, fads, goods, people, resources, and communication gets around.

4. Human-environment Interaction- Describes humans adapt and modify the environment. Human interact with the land that has both positive and negative effects on the environment.

5. Region-They are areas that divide the world. They can be formal, functional, or vernacular.

In this lesson, the students will read five short mini-articles about recent happenings around the world related to the five themes of geography. They will read these documents and use their critical thinking skills to answer various open-ended questions that will require them to apply their background knowledge about the five themes of geography.

At the end of the lesson, the students are expected to answer the following:
• Discuss specifically how each of the five themes of geography impacts your life.
• Describe how you interact with each of the five themes of geography daily.
• Analyze why it is important to learn the Five Themes of Geography.


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