5 Themes of Geography: A Basis for Understanding Geography

Lesson Plan Content
In this series of lessons, students will learn and apply the five themes of geography so that their study of geography can begin. Once students have mastered this geographic terminology, then students can correctly use these themes to identify how the earth is organized spatially. This lesson encompasses too many standards for various grade levels to include in this lesson plan. Therefore, Grade 5 will be featured in the AZ Geography Strand;however, this lesson is appropriate for grades 3 through high school.
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Grade Range: 
5-High School
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information