Mr. HELP SS397 002
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Date Created: 02/12/16
5 Themes (MR. HELP) NCGE National Council for Geographic Education ____________________________________________________ Each theme is a concept that students gradually learn Themes are built upon each other as grades progress Themes can be taught by using: o Powerful Teaching Strategies (Anticipation Guide, Idea Teach, Inquiry Teach, RAFT) o Geography Centers o 3D Maps (MR. HELP) Movement: Human Interacting on Earth How humans actually interact on earth o Trade o Travel o Communication (MR. HELP) Regions: How they form and Change Region: an area that displays unity in terms of selected criteria Covered in intermediate grades o 4th particular state of the U.S. o 6th/7th regions of the world Different types/kinds of regions o defines by characteristic o Landform ( MR. HELP) Human Environment Interaction All places of the earth have advantages and disadvantages from human settlement: o High populated areas o Low populated advantages and disadvantages of area, what is there what is not there. (MR. HELP) Location: Position of Earth’s Surface Absolute (3rd6th grade) o Latitude o Longitude o Grid Lines Relative (K2nd grade) o Above o Across o Near o Under (MR. HELP) Place: Physical and Human Characteristics All places on Earth have distinctive characteristics that give them meaning and character that distinguishes them from other places. o Cultural climate o Human climate Geography Teaching Tools Globes Maps o Taught through direct instruction and proper application o Cannot be taught just once: Introduced in early grades Retaught Reviewed Expanded upon Students learn best through continuous application and reinstruction Hand in hand instruction and application Map and Globe Features Grid (lines of latitude and longitude) Color (water depth, population, agriculture) Scale (distance) Symbols (represent physical characteristics Legend/Key (to explain symbols) (if you want to use your map and globe for teaching purposes) Essential Map Reading Skills Get familiar using a map and providing directions: o relative terms (above, under, next to, behind, etc.) o cardinal directions ( north, south, east, west) Use scale and calculate/figure distances: o inches to miles o fractions Locate places on maps and globes: o first experience is the classroom o learning shapes of continents, oceans, and poles o use of coordinates to locate things Interpret map symbols and visualize what they mean: o realistic symbols o quality pictures Essential Map and Globe Reading Skills Primary Grades (K3rd) Simplified Display a minimal amount of information Few colors Major cities, rivers, and bodies of water Should not be a confused collection of color and symbols Get familiar with roundness of the earth and begin to develop a global perspective Essential Map and Glove Reading Skills Intermediate Grades ( 4th6th grade) Teach skills necessary for reading and interpreting globes (similar to map reading skills) Make reference to the globe in other content areas (reading, music, etc.)
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