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6-2 Kittyhawks

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Geography Unit Slides

5 Themes of Geography Unit Slides

We will be spending the first few weeks learning about the geography of ancient civilizations and how physical features influenced their development.

G.1-Understand geographic factors that influenced the emergence, expansion, and decline of civilizations, societies, and regions over time.

  • G.1.1- Explain how the physical features and human characteristics of a place influenced the development of civilizations, societies and regions (e.g., location near rivers and natural barriers, trading practices and spread of culture).
  • G.1.3-Compare distinguishing characteristics of various world regions (e.g., physical features, culture, political organization and ethnic make-up).
  • G.1.4- Explain how and why civilizations, societies and regions have used, modified and adapted to their environments (e.g., invention of tools, domestication of plants and animals, farming techniques and creation of dwellings).

We will be using GRAPES (geography, religion, achievements, politics, economics, social structure) to study the Americas, Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantine, Pre-Colonial Africa, China, India, Japan, and Korea. We will begin our unit on geography with the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, region).

http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/curriculum/socialstudies/scos/6.pdf