INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY (LESSON 1)

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This lesson is the entry lesson of a 7-part Geography Unit and is meant primarily for (United States

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1. Header
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INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
Learning Target: I can identify and define key terms related to geography and map reading.I can identify and define key terms related to geography and map reading.
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SUCCESS CRITERIA
  • List words related to map skills.
  • Apply knowledge of key terms when reading maps of the United States & World Maps.
  • Differentiate between latitude & longitude.
  • Plot coordinates of specific geographic locations.
3. Open question
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Q: Share any words you know that are related to map skills.
4. Header
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So, what IS Geography?
The study of the physical features of the Earth and how they impact humans.
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WHAT IS A CONTINENT?
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A continent is one of Earth's 7 major areas of land. What are some things we know about each continent?
  • North America and South America
  • Australia/Oceania
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
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A continent is one of Earth's 7 major areas of land. Which continent is missing below?
  • North America and South America
  • Australia/Oceania
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
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What do you notice about the image below?
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LATITUDE & LONGITUDE
  • Longitude → vertical lines on map and globe that measure how far East or West an object is on planet Earth.
  • Latitude → horizontal lines on a map and globe that measure how far North or South an object is on planet Earth.
  • Equator → 0 degrees latitude, splits Earth into Northern & Southern hemispheres.
  • Prime Meridian → ?
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LATITUDE & LONGITUDE
  • Longitude → vertical lines on map and globe that measure how far East or West an object is on planet Earth.
  • Latitude → horizontal lines on a map and globe that measure how far North or South an object is on planet Earth.
  • Equator → 0 degrees latitude, splits Earth into Northern & Southern hemispheres.
  • Prime Meridian → 0 degrees longitude, splits the Earth into Eastern & Western hemispheres.
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WHERE WE LIVE: THE UNITED STATES
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Q: List as many cities in the United States as you possibly can.
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Q: Use what you just learned! Which of the following United States cities do you believe falls on the same LATITUDE as Rome (Italy) & Barcelona (Spain)?
  • Seattle
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
  • New Orleans
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