Lesson Plans
Geography 1st Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/20/2012 Instructor: Jennifer Stevenson Academics
Home
Monday:
Introduction to Geography (Fifteen Minute Class)

Start of year business: Seat assignments, Discuss syllabus

Homework: Sign syllabus with parent/guardian (Due Tuesday)
Tuesday:
Introduction to Geography, The Five Themes of Geography

Start of year business: Discuss syllabus, Get to know each other, Textbooks
Define "Geography" as a class
PowerPoint introduction to the Five Themes of Geography
Location - Absolute and Relative Location Exercises to find and describe places around the world

Homework: "The Five Themes of My Life" (Due Thursday), Read Chapters 1 & 2 (Checked Friday)
Wednesday:
The Five Themes of Geography

Location Review: Types of maps, Handout of basic map-work
Place, Regions, Movement: Name Examples Contest
Human-Environmental Interaction: Packing Lists

Homework: "The Five Themes of My Life" (Due Thursday), Read Chapters 1 & 2 (Checked Friday)
Thursday:
Earth's Big Picture

Share "The Five Themes of My Life" in small groups
PowerPoint introduction to Plate Tectonics and major changes to the earth through history

Homework: Read Chapters 1 & 2 (Checked Friday)
Friday:
On Top of the Earth

PowerPoint introduction to climate and ecosystems
Ecosystem photo analysis activity

Homework: Begin to read Chapters 3 & 4 (Checked next Wednesday)
 
 
 
For questions or comments about our site, please contact: Duane Hannan