Geography Glog

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.SS3G1 The student will locate major topographical features.a. Identify major rivers of the United States of America: Mississippi, Ohio, Rio Grande, Colorado, Hudson.The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

Geography Definedthe study of the natural features of the earth's surface, including topography, climate, soil, vegetation, etc, and man's response to them

Skills:- Understanding where things are located.- Interpreting people'sinflunce on envrionment- Relationship between people and place.

The Big Ideas :

Koole Insights

a) Humans and the environment interact; the physical environment influences human activity, and humans influence the environment.b) Humans use of the environment is influenced by cultural values, economic wants, level of technology, and the environmental perception.c) the accessibility, the relative location, and the political character of a place influence the quantity and type of its interactions with other places.

In his article entitled Social Studies: Whose Principles? What Standards? Which Practices? Robert Koole says, "Geography investigates physical and human patterns on the earth, the importance of location, the similarities and differences in spatial patterns, and the relationships between physical characteristics and human actions."Koole lists 12 concepts that are essential for a Christian approach to social studies. He emphasizes that Geography can help to develop an awareness of Creation and help us to take care of what God has given us, thereby developing a sense of place and responsibility.

Central Questions

Some Major Concepts

EnvironmentLand UseSpatial AssociationSettlement PatternMigration

~Where are things located?~How do people infuence the environment?~What causes changes in the patterns of distribution over time?



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