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Common Core Standards: 6.G.1.3 Compare distinguishing characteristics of various world regions (ex. physical features, culture, political organizations and ethnic make-up). 6.G.2.2 Construct maps, charts and graphs to explain data about geographic phenomena (ex. migration patterns, population and resource distribution patterns). 6.ITES 6.RP.1 Implement a research process for collaborative or individual research. 6.SE.1 Apply a research process for collaborative or individual research. 6.SI.1 Analyze resources to determine their reliability, point of view, bias, and relevance for particular topics and purposes. 6.TT.1 Use technology and other resources for the purpose of accessing, organizing, and sharing information.
Guiding Questions: What geographic characteristics define region? When is it appropriate to use a map, chart, or graph? If so, what type? Can constructing maps, charts, and graphs illustrate the stories of geographic phenomena? How does geography affect the physical and human characteristics of regions? How are world regions similar and different from one region to another?
Vocabulary: Society – a group of people living together in a defined area, cooperating to survive. Culture – the way of life a society creates to fulfill its needs Norms – the usual, expected way of behaving Values – shared idea about what is good or desirable Perspective – point of view Economy – the system by which goods and services are produced and distributed in a society.
Compass Rose - It tells the direction on a map. Geographic Phenomena - A rare occurence in geography that makes one question why it is. Latitude - The distance north or south of the Equator and measured in degrees. Legend - Describes the key characteristics of a map. Longitude - The distance east or west of the Prime Meridian and measured in degrees. Region - A large, continuous part of the Earth with common characteristics. Scale - The proportionate size on a map. Title - Describes the map's purpose such as a political or physical map.
*Inter - Prefix meaning between *Intra - Prefix meaning within *Parallel - A line of latitude *Meridian - A line of longitude *Century - A period of 100 years *Import - Products bought by other nations *Export - Products sold to other nations *Hemisphere - One half of the globe
Definitions of Critical Vocabulary and Underlying Concepts:
Ethnicity - A type of group defined by racial or cultural similarities. Migration -The physical movement of humans from one place to another. Absolute Location - Location that has specific identifiers (ex. coordinates, address). Relative Location - Location as determined by its proximity to other places or things. Human-Environment Interaction - The relationship between societies and their environmental surroundings.
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