Activities to apply, not just memorize, the students' understanding of the differences between adaptations and modifications to the environment. An entertaining and discussion-generating lesson that allows the teacher to gauge if students understand the difference between the two concepts.
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.
Lesson includes: Engage graphic organizer, Classifying PowerPoint presentation, teacher quick reference guide, and Classify Handout.
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