Geography

 

Objectives:

 

        To understand basic geography terms

        To gain knowledge about geography

        To increase knowledge and problem solving skills

        To increase vocabulary and reading comprehension for the GED or other educational goals

 

Outcomes:

 

        To complete a practice Geography test

        To complete a practice Social Studies test

 

Warm-Up:

 

To learn about the different regions of the United States, read each of the following:

 

1.      New England -- Click here:  http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875000.html.

 

2.      Middle Atlantic -- Click here:  http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875008.html.

 

3.      South -- Click here:  http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875011.html.

 

4.      Midwest -- Click here:  http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875014.html.

 

5.      Southwest -- Click here:  http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875017.html.

 

6.      West -- Click here:  http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875018.html.

 

7.      To profile any of the fifty states, click here:  http://www.factmonster.com/states.html.  The information includes the capitol, population, economy, history, map, flag, and other almanac entries.

 

New Instruction:

 

1.      Physical Geography -- Click here:  http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/topicsub7.htm.

 

2.      Maps -- Click here:  http://pr.tennessee.edu/ut2kids/maps/map.html.

 

3.      Latitude and longitude -- Click here:  http://jwocky.gsfc.nasa.gov/teacher/latlonarchive.html.

 

4.      Oceans -- Click here:  http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/ocean_planet_overview.html.

 

5.      Weather -- Click here:  http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/home.rxml.

 

Feedback and Review:

 

1.      Map Activities -- Click here:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/mapreading/

 

2.      Latitude and longitude -- Click here:   http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Slatlong.htm.

 

3.      Oceans -- Click here:  http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/.

 

4.      Geography terms -- Click here:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/mapreading/.

 

5.      Geography activity -- Click here:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/index.html.

 

6.      Lewis and Clark -- Click here:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/.

 

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

When you have completed the Geography studies, you may want to take a practice test.

 

1.      Geography terms -- Click here:  http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/worksheetgenerator/archive/966909553.html.

 

2.      U.S. Geography -- Click here:  http://www.scottbryce.com/us_geo/index2.htm.

 

3.      World Geography -- Click here:  http://www.quia.com/jq/61074.html.

 

4.      When you have completed all of the available instruction in the American History, World History, Geography, Economics, Civics and Government, and Charts and Graphs areas, you are ready to take the practice tests.  For practice Social Studies tests, click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/pilotproject/socialstudies/practicesocialstudiestests.htm.

 

 Click here Fto return to Social Studies Homepage.