Throughout this unit students will be introduced to the five themes of geography. These themes will be brought up in future units of study to help students better organize their understandings and perceptions of the world around them. In understanding the themes of Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human-Environment Interaction, students will be prepared to answer the essential question of “Why is the where important?” The activities and lessons of this unit are built to aid students in their understanding of how humans interact with one another and their environments and to begin to see the differences and similarities of the world around them. Students will make these discoveries through the study of local, national, and international geography. The performance assessment is designed to give students a structure for understanding how the themes of geography can help them better define the world and how humans have impacted it.
Waltman, Jessica, "Themes of Geography [9th grade]" (2008). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 62.
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