STAR IT Simplify the Article's Really Important Topic Focus:The 5 Themes of Geography

GeoLiteracy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
The purpose of the lesson is to have the students incorporate what they already know from one discipline, geography, into the areas of reading and writing. The students will learn how the Five Themes of Geography fit into the Five Ws: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. This lesson contains adaptations for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Barbara Martin
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Supplemental Files: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
15: How physical systems affect human systems
16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future