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  • 1. Trimester 2: World Geography DECEMBER 10, 2012
  • 2. Today’s Agenda Overview of trimester  Discussion of journal, folder, & daily participation grade Journaling Lecture Geography Quest Extra Time: BBC video on Mexico
  • 3. Trimester 2 OverviewREADING THE HANDOUT TOGETHER
  • 4. Other Items Journal Folder Daily Participation Grade
  • 5. Journal Entry #1 In one paragraph, describe your strengths and weaknesses in social studies class. What are some things you are really good at? Any particular topics or skills? What are some things you really struggle with?
  • 6. The World of GeographyOwlTeacher.com
  • 7. What is Geography?*It is the study of our earth; our home. OR*Anything that can be mapped!OwlTeacher.com
  • 8. What is Geography? Part 2*Geography mixes up the physical and human aspects of our world into one field of study. *Geography shows the relationship between people and the environment.OwlTeacher.com
  • 9. What is a geographer?• Someone who analyzes the Earth from many points of view.OwlTeacher.com
  • 10. The Five Themes of Geography• When geographers work, they are guided by two basic questions: 1) Where are things located? 2) Why are they there? To find these answers, geographers use five themes to organize informationOwlTeacher.com
  • 11. Things that geographers study:• oceans• plant life• landforms• people• how the Earth and its people affect each otherOwlTeacher.com
  • 12. The Five Themes:1) Location – Geographers begin to study a place by finding where it is, or its location.2) Place – Geographers study the physical and human features of a location.3) Human-Environment Interaction – Geographers study how people affect or shape physical characteristics of their natural surroundings and how does their surroundings (environment) affect them?OwlTeacher.com
  • 13. 4) Movement – Helps explain how people, goods, and ideas get from one place to another.5) Regions – Geographers compare the climate, land, population, or history of one place to another.OwlTeacher.com