Subject: Social Studies Grade: Eighth Unit: Geography
Materials Needed Pencil Paper World Atlas (One per student)
General Goal Identify continents and oceans and their associated regional characteristics.
Concepts 1.There are seven continents. 2.There are four oceans. 3.Geographical factors such as mountain ranges, deserts, and rivers impact cultural development. 4.Human physical appearance is heavily influenced by geography. 5.Geographical data can be mapped and graphed.
Specific Objectives Social Studies: Ohio’s Model Competency-Based Program, p.53 Students will: Utilize geographic resources. Explain mapped and/or graphed data on population distribution. Explain patterns of movement in terms of physical, cultural, economic, and political barriers or inducements.
Activity One: Identify continents and oceans 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6. 7. A. B. C. D.
Activity Two On each of the following slides, write down either the country, region, or continent where you think the person lives.