Physical Characteristics USA - 5 Themes of Geography

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Physical Characteristics USA - 5 Themes of Geography

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  1. 5 Themes of Geography

    Slide 1 - 5 Themes of Geography

    • Location
    • Place
    • Movement
    • Human/ Environment Interaction
    • Relative
    • Absolute
    • Physical
    • Characteristics
    • Big Idea: How do geographers understand and organize the relationship between people, places, and environments?
    • Regions
    • Human
    • Characteristics
    • Depend on
    • Modify
    • Adapt to
    • People
    • Ideas
    • Materials
    • Common
    • Characteristics
  2. Essential Question(s): What are the physical characteristics of the United States?

    Slide 2 - Essential Question(s): What are the physical characteristics of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to explain some of the physical characteristics and geographic features of the Unites States of America.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.2.9.A. - Explain the physical characteristics of places and regions including spatial patterns of Earth’s physical systems.
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. Vocabulary

    Slide 3 - Vocabulary

    • Bodies of Water
    • Climate Zones
    • Landforms
    • Vegetation
    • Contiguous
  4. Physical Characteristics

    Slide 4 - Physical Characteristics

    • Physical differences from one place to another.
    • Things that occur naturally such as mountains, rivers, wildlife, and the climate
    • Poconos
    • Philadelphia
    • Central PA
  5. Physical Maps

    Slide 5 - Physical Maps

    • Physical maps show what the surface of the Earth looks like.
    • A physical map highlights Earth’s natural features, such as mountains and forests.
    • Contiguous: 48 states joined together inside a common boundary
  6. Bodies of Water

    Slide 6 - Bodies of Water

    • Atlantic Ocean
    • Pacific Ocean
    • Gulf of Mexico
    • Great Lakes
    • Mississippi River
    • Missouri River
  7. Landforms

    Slide 7 - Landforms

    • Deserts
    • Mountains
    • Grasslands
    • Woodlands
    • Tundra
  8. Climate Zones

    Slide 8 - Climate Zones

    • Climates Zone are geographic areas that have similar patterns of temperature and precipitation.
    • Climate affects vegetation, jobs, and severe weather threats
  9. Drought Warning!

    Slide 9 - Drought Warning!

  10. Why Do I Need to Know This?

    Slide 10 - Why Do I Need to Know This?

    • Tornado Alley:
    • Be prepared
  11. Be Prepared!

    Slide 11 - Be Prepared!

  12. Which is considered a landform?

    Slide 12 - Which is considered a landform?

    • desert
    • mountain
    • climate zone
    • Quick Check
  13. Which is considered a landform?

    Slide 13 - Which is considered a landform?

    • desert
    • mountain
    • climate zone
    • Quick Check
  14. Which map would you use to determine what vegetation to plant?

    Slide 14 - Which map would you use to determine what vegetation to plant?

    • Climate zones
    • Bodies of water
    • Landforms
    • Quick Check
  15. Which map would you use to determine what vegetation to plant?

    Slide 15 - Which map would you use to determine what vegetation to plant?

    • Climate zones
    • Bodies of water
    • Landforms
    • Quick Check
  16. Essential Question(s): What are the physical characteristics of the United States?

    Slide 16 - Essential Question(s): What are the physical characteristics of the United States?

    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to explain some of the physical characteristics and geographic features of the Unites States of America.
    • State Standards:
    • 7.2.9.A. - Explain the physical characteristics of places and regions including spatial patterns of Earth’s physical systems.
    • Review Objectives
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