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Warm-up

•How would you describe the area
in which you live? What are the
land and climate like?
Question
• How can people affect geography?
Definitions
• Physical Region- The Earth’s natural

environment.
• Climate- The pattern of weather in an
area over a long ...
Questions
• What is the largest land region?

• What is climate?
• How might physical regions and climate regions be the
s...
World Cultures

• Cultural Region- area defined by common

traditions, beliefs, occupations, activities, arts
and language...
Question
How might cultural regions differ from geographical
regions.
Cultural Region

Physical Region
How to read a Map
• Check the direction of the map.
• Understand the map scale. (The relationship between distances on the...
DogsTails
How to read a Map.
• Date: when the map was made

Orientation: direction (north arrow or compass rose)
Grid: lin...
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Lesson 1

  1. 1. Warm-up •How would you describe the area in which you live? What are the land and climate like?
  2. 2. Question • How can people affect geography?
  3. 3. Definitions • Physical Region- The Earth’s natural environment. • Climate- The pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time. • Read pg 5.
  4. 4. Questions • What is the largest land region? • What is climate? • How might physical regions and climate regions be the same for a country?
  5. 5. World Cultures • Cultural Region- area defined by common traditions, beliefs, occupations, activities, arts and languages. • Read pg 6.
  6. 6. Question How might cultural regions differ from geographical regions. Cultural Region Physical Region
  7. 7. How to read a Map • Check the direction of the map. • Understand the map scale. (The relationship between distances on the map and real distances. • Identify the latitude and longitude. • Read the contour lines. (The closer together the steeper the landform. The further apart the flatter the landform) • Examine the legend. (Understand what the symbols on the map mean.) Look at pg H13 for extra help.
  8. 8. DogsTails How to read a Map. • Date: when the map was made Orientation: direction (north arrow or compass rose) Grid: lines that cross to form squares Scale: map distance Title: what, where, and when Author: who made the map Index: the part of the grid where specific information can be located Legend: what the symbols mean Sources: who provided information for the map

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