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UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO 5 THEMES OF GEOPGRAPHY Miranda, Joshua M. ARGOSY COLLEGIATE

UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION TO 5 THEMES OF GEOPGRAPHY

Miranda, Joshua M. ARGOSY COLLEGIATE

Course: Grade 7 Global Literacy School Year: 2016-2017

Course : Grade 7 Global Literacy School Year: 2016-2017 Unit Name: Time: ESSENTIAL QUESTION Introduction to

Unit Name:

Time:

ESSENTIAL QUESTION

Introduction to Geography and Culture

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How can the five themes of geography help scholars

WEEKS

understand the world?

STANDARDS

Massachusetts Framework Standards

United States Common Core Standards

 

RH.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies. RH.5: Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally). RH.6: Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts). RH.7: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. WHST.1: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

  • a. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

  • b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate

data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic

or text, using credible sources.

  • c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and

evidence.

  • d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

  • e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from

and supports the argument presented.

Course: Grade 7 Global Literacy School Year: 2016-2017

Course : Grade 7 Global Literacy School Year: 2016-2017 ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS FOCUS QUESTIONS UNDERSTANDINGS DO 1.)
 

ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS

FOCUS QUESTIONS

UNDERSTANDINGS

DO

1.) What are the five themes of geography?

Places are often located by absolute and relative positions.

Find absolute and relative locations of places.

on a map, globe, etc.

2.) How might you describe the relative location of a place?

Places form and change as a result of human and physical characteristics.

within the local community and region

3.) How does climate affect a region?

Humans will interact with their

Compare

environment in order to meet their needs.

Human characteristics of places

4.) How do you think people, goods, and

Physical characteristics of places

ideas move from one place to another?

Places are often connected with one another through movement of goods, people and ideas.

Explain how people/ environment

5.) How do people change within their environment?

Adapt

Many factors can contribute to a region’s

Change

 

Protect

6.) How do map skills help you to learn

identity.

about the five themes of geography?

Regions are often distinguished by their characteristics.

Explain impact of movement of on community.

Goods

People

Ideas

Summarize elements that define regions.

Use a variety of visual materials and data sources to compare regions by characteristics.

Course: Grade 7 Global Literacy School Year: 2016-2017

Course : Grade 7 Global Literacy School Year: 2016-2017 UNIT VOCABULARY Geography Absolute Location Relative Location

UNIT VOCABULARY

Geography Absolute Location Relative Location Culture Population "Push-Pull" Theory Immigrant

Migration Rural- Area Urban Area Economy Import Export Natural Resource

ASSESSMENT

FORMATIVE

SUMMATIVE

Exit Tickets

My Country Project

Check for Understanding

Paragraph Writing

Workbook

Summary Writing