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1 W2: August 25 – 29, 2014

2 Monday, August 25 Take out “Touring the States” Worksheet United States map - coloring Video

3 Tuesday, August 26 Welcome Ms. Whited & Mr. Epperley – HOPS Regions of the United States Regions Video Pictures Video Quiz on Monday, September 9 th on: ▫ YELLOW AND ORANGE

4 Wednesday, August 27 Check in: ▫ Pencils ▫ Syllabus Unit 1: Intro to Geography ▫ Handouts page 1 Video Quiz on Monday, September 9 th on: ▫ YELLOW AND ORANGE

5 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  What is Geography? Page 4  Geography is the study of  The world, its people, and the landscape they create

6 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  Geography as a Science and as a Social Science Page 5  Describe some types of work that a geographer might do?  They study people and their lives.  Example: They ask why countries try to change governments

7 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  Why is geography sometimes called a social science?  Because they study people and the relationships among them.  Describe one way that studying geography might be useful. (This is an answer you will have to think of on your own after reading the textbook.)

8 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  Looking at the World Page 6  Briefly list some issues that geographers study at the:  Local Level?  Study local food, clothing, or housing  Regional Level?  Population or transportation systems  Global Level?  How events or ideas from one area affect people in others

9 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  Looking at the World Page 6  A region is a part of the world that …  Has one or more common features that distinguis it from others  Two examples of regions are…  Rocky Mountains, Sahara Desert

10 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  The Geographer’s Tools Page 8  Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using maps vs. using globes.  Maps are flat and easier to work with and show info but can distort the real shape of the Earth  Globe are spheres, expensive, show the world as it really is but doesn’t show all the information.

11 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  Geography for Life Page 14  List two reasons why people study geography (in your own words).  To understand the world around them  To understand connections to people around the world.

12 Unit 1: Introduction to Geography  Video Video

13 Thursday, August 28 Elements of a Map WS Homework: Study for Quiz #1 ▫ YELLOW AND ORANGE

14 Friday, August 29 Turn in HOMEWORK Unit 1: Intro to Geography ▫ Six Elements – Handout Page 2 Homework: Study for Quiz ▫ YELLOW AND ORANGE

15 World Geography

16 The Six Essential Elements  The World in Spatial Terms  Places and Regions  Physical Systems  Human Systems  Environment and Society  The Uses of Geography

17 1.The World in Spatial Terms  Using maps and images (pictures) to gather information from a spatial perspective (view)

18 1.The World in Spatial Terms  Example:  Imagine the route (path) you take home from school everyday.

19 1.The World in Spatial Terms  Example:  Following a road map to drive on vacation

20 1.The World in Spatial Terms  Example:  Imagine the floor plan of your home.

21 2.Places and Regions  The physical and human characteristics of a place that can be used to form regions or groups.

22 2.Places and Regions  Example:  Forming regions because of different climate zones.

23 2.Places and Regions  Example:  A country separated into regions based upon the languages that are spoken there.

24 2.Places and Regions  Example:  Grouping people by how much money they make.

25 3.Physical Systems  Physical processes (systems/cycles) that shape Earth’s surface.

26 3.Physical Systems  Example:  The water cycle can help to form the Earth by allowing plants to grow.

27 3.Physical Systems  Example:  Water can physically shape the Earth.

28 3.Physical Systems  Example:  Erosion can shape the earth

29 3.Physical Systems  Example:  Food Chain

30 4.Human Systems  The characteristics of humans and how we are all connected.

31 4.Human Systems  Example:  Our economies connect us. We share business and stores.

32 4.Human Systems  Example:  The clothing you buy comes from all around the world.

33 4.Human Systems  Example:  We are connected through technology.

34 5.Environment & Society  How humans and the environment affect each other.

35 5.Environment & Society  Examples:  Cutting down a forest to build new homes  Tornadoes destroying a town  Diseases closing schools

36 5.Environment & Society

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38 6.The Uses of Geography  Using geography to understand the past, present, and the future.

39 6.The Uses of Geography  Example:  We can use our knowledge about natural disasters to help keep us safe.

40 6.The Uses of Geography  Example:  We know how pollution destroys the Earth, so now we can do something about it.

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42 Hemispheres  There are four hemispheres  Northern  Southern  Eastern  Western

43 Hemispheres  The Equator separates the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

44 Hemispheres  The Prime Meridian separates the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

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46 Continents  There are seven continents  North America  South America  Europe  Africa  Asia  Australia  Antarctica

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48 Oceans  There are four major oceans.  Pacific  Atlantic  Indian  Artic Does anyone know of another ocean that has not been mentioned?

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