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Social Studies

Unit:  Geography  August 9 - Sept. 1st

Big Idea: Geography

Geography includes the study of the five fundamental themes of location, place, regions, movement and human/environmental interaction. Students need geographic knowledge to analyze issues and problems to better understand how humans have interacted with their environment over time, how geography has impacted settlement and population, and how geographic factors influence climate, culture, the economy, and world events. A geographic perspective also enables students to better understand the past and present and to prepare for the future.

Academic Expectations 2.19

Students recognize and understand the relationship between people and geography and apply their knowledge in real-life situations.

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5 Themes of Geography--

Location

Movement

Place

Region

Human Interaction