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Five Themes of Geography

Overview

The Five Themes of Geography were created in 1984 by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers.

Essential Questions
  1. Place:  “What is this place like?” 
  2. Location: "Where is it on the earth's surface"?
  3. Human Environment Interaction (HEI): "How do people depend upon, adapt to, and modify their environment?
  4. Movement: "How is a place connected to other places?"
  5. Regions: What does the place have in common with other places?
 
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Learner Outcome

Through the creation of a media project, the student will have a better understanding of how and why countries change within the context of these five geographic themes.

Assignment

Thinking in terms of migration, students will create a media project focusing on a country of their choice. It must address each of the Five Themes of Geography.  The assignment must include a works cited page at the end of the brochure.  Guidance on format can be found at EasyBIb.com.

Remember: A "Works Cited" page is MLA format.

Our Earth

Globe with grid

A computer-generated globe of the earth turning.
Globe With Grid. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 15 Aug 2012.

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