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World Geography Version: CPS08-09

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Unit Name: 01 - Human/Environmental Interaction

Essential Question

Elaborated Unit Focus: This unit will focus on the relationship between natural forces and features and human activities.

Enduring Understanding

Areas are characterized by physical and cultural phenomena.

  • How do geographers use the Five Themes of Geography to describe a place?
  • Interrelationships between physical and human forces exist within a place.

  • What are the major physical features of each of the world's regions?
  • What are the climate zones for each of the world's regions?
  • How do physical features and climates influence human activities (e.g., where they live, their economic activities, their lifestyles) in each of the world's regions?
  • What are the major ethnic groups of each of the world's regions, and what are the most notable customs and traditions of each group?
  • What similarities do the ethnic groups share?  What are their major differences?
  • Topic 1

    Location

  • Absolute and relative location of world regions
  • Topic 1 Vocabulary

    • Cardinal Directions
    • geography
    • location
    • place
    • human/environmental interaction
    • movement
    • region
    • political map
    • physical map
    • hemisphere
    • absolute location
    • latitude
    • longitude
    • grid system
    • axis
    • relative location

    Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    SSWG1
    SSWG1.a
    SSWG1.b
    SSWG1.c

    Topic 2

    Human/Environmental Interaction

  • Influence of physical features on human activities
  • Topic 2 Vocabulary

    • Technology
    • agriculture
    • vegetation
    • atmosphere
    • precipitation
    • temperature
    • El Nino
    • climate
    • Tropical Climates: tropical rain forest, savanna
    • Dry Climates: Steppe, desert
    • Mid Latitude Climates: Mediterranean, Humid Subtropical, Marine West Coast, Humid Continental
    • High Latitude Climates: Sub Artic, Tundra, Ice Cap, Highland
    • desertification
    • vegetation zones
    • chaparral
    • deciduous
    • mixed deciduous
    • conferous
    • temperate grassland
    • tundra
    • tropical rainforest
    • tropical grassland
    • temperate grassland
    • desert
    • highlands
    • oasis
    • acid rain
    • deforestation

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    SSWG3.b
    SSWG3.g

    Topic 3

    Movement

    Topic 3 Vocabulary

    • Transportation
    • cultural diffusion

    Topic 3 Standards and Elements


    SSWG1
    SSWG1.a
    SSWG1.b
    SSWG1.c

    Topic 4

    Physical Systems

  • Physical features of world regions
  • Topic 4 Standards and Elements


    SSWG3.a
    SSWG4.a
    SSWG5.a
    SSWG6.a
    SSWG7.a
    SSWG8.a
    SSWG9.a

    Topic 5

    Human Systems

  • Cultural groups
  • Topic 5 Vocabulary

    • Economy
    • culture
    • government
    • bilingual
    • ethnic diversity
    • cultural geography
    • language
    • industry
    • growth rate
    • population density
    • trade
    • manufacturing
    • textiles
    • imports
    • exports
    • rural area
    • urbanization
    • hydroelectric power
    • cash crop
    • consumer good
    • literacy rate
    • malnutrition
    • monotheism
    • polytheism
    • standard of living
    • subsistence farming
    • population density
    • dialect
    • GDP

    Topic 5 Standards and Elements


    SSWG2
    SSWG2.a
    SSWG2.b
    SSWG2.c
    SSWG2.d
    SSWG3.g
    SSWG4.g
    SSWG5.d
    SSWG6.d
    SSWG7.f
    SSWG8.e
    SSWG9.d

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