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,only the standards for grade 5 will be written out.
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Grade Range: 
5-High School
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems