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W2: August 25 – 29, 2014
Monday, August 25 Take out “Touring the States” Worksheet United States map - coloring Video
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
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
Unit 1: Introduction to Geography What is Geography? Page 4 Geography is the study of The world, its people, and the landscape they create
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
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.)
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
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
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.
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.
Unit 1: Introduction to Geography Video Video
Thursday, August 28 Elements of a Map WS Homework: Study for Quiz #1 ▫ YELLOW AND ORANGE
Friday, August 29 Turn in HOMEWORK Unit 1: Intro to Geography ▫ Six Elements – Handout Page 2 Homework: Study for Quiz ▫ YELLOW AND ORANGE
The Six Essential Elements The World in Spatial Terms Places and Regions Physical Systems Human Systems Environment and Society The Uses of Geography
1.The World in Spatial Terms Using maps and images (pictures) to gather information from a spatial perspective (view)
1.The World in Spatial Terms Example: Imagine the route (path) you take home from school everyday.
1.The World in Spatial Terms Example: Following a road map to drive on vacation
1.The World in Spatial Terms Example: Imagine the floor plan of your home.
2.Places and Regions The physical and human characteristics of a place that can be used to form regions or groups.
2.Places and Regions Example: Forming regions because of different climate zones.
2.Places and Regions Example: A country separated into regions based upon the languages that are spoken there.
2.Places and Regions Example: Grouping people by how much money they make.
3.Physical Systems Physical processes (systems/cycles) that shape Earth’s surface.
3.Physical Systems Example: The water cycle can help to form the Earth by allowing plants to grow.
3.Physical Systems Example: Water can physically shape the Earth.
3.Physical Systems Example: Erosion can shape the earth
3.Physical Systems Example: Food Chain
4.Human Systems The characteristics of humans and how we are all connected.
4.Human Systems Example: Our economies connect us. We share business and stores.
4.Human Systems Example: The clothing you buy comes from all around the world.
4.Human Systems Example: We are connected through technology.
5.Environment & Society How humans and the environment affect each other.
5.Environment & Society Examples: Cutting down a forest to build new homes Tornadoes destroying a town Diseases closing schools
5.Environment & Society
6.The Uses of Geography Using geography to understand the past, present, and the future.
6.The Uses of Geography Example: We can use our knowledge about natural disasters to help keep us safe.
6.The Uses of Geography Example: We know how pollution destroys the Earth, so now we can do something about it.
Hemispheres There are four hemispheres Northern Southern Eastern Western
Hemispheres The Equator separates the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Hemispheres The Prime Meridian separates the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Continents There are seven continents North America South America Europe Africa Asia Australia Antarctica
Oceans There are four major oceans. Pacific Atlantic Indian Artic Does anyone know of another ocean that has not been mentioned?