Unit 1: Geography Notebook
Geography is defined as "the study of Earth and it's people." Geography includes everything from land and water to natural resources, climate, and vegetation. As you study geography and history, it is important to be able to accurately read a variety of maps and documents. Using maps, charts, and tables to find out information is the focus on this unit.
- How do historians examine the geography of a place?
- How do we effectively read and interpret maps?
Complete the following Instructional Tasks...
Google Document: Geography Notes
Go to Google Classroom to pick up your copy of this assignment. In order to complete this work, use the four videos posted on this page.
Watch Video #1: Continents, Oceans, Landforms, Climate, and Vegetation
Watch Video #2: Maps and Globes
You will create your own map of an imaginary place. Maps should include a title, key, scale, and compass rose. They should also include geographic features, including a variety of landforms and bodies of water. Go to Google Classroom to pick up your copy of this document.
Watch Video #3: Reading and Interpreting Maps
Watch Video #4: Latitude and Longitude
Go to the "Latitude and Longitude Treasure Hunt" website to practice your understanding of latitude and longitude.