Why Should I be Interested in Geography?

Why Should I be Interested in Geography?

Geo Lit 1. What is Geography? Words that you would associate with geography 2. Why Should I be interested in Geography (video)

3. Human and Physical Geography Activity 4. How can Knowledge of Geography Help What is

Geography? Brainstorming Videos Think Pair Share

What does Geography mean to you? Write down a minimum of 5 words/items that comes to mind (if you had to define it) when you hear the word Geography.The study of.

Share with your table partner and combine your list into one. Place each word on the sticky notes that the teacher will hand out to you. DO NOT LOOSE THESE

Why Should I be Interested in Geography? One reason why you should know your

geography! Physical and Human Geography

Recall: Geography the study of the earth and all its features and systems and the relationship with humans.

This is a very broad definition, we can break this down a little further. Activity #1 Step #1

You will each be given a reading these are NOT yours to keep, so dont make any marks on them In your notebook take jot notes of

important information from your reading remember to include the title. You have 4 minutes to complete this task

Step #2 Find your colour group in the room blue, green, pink, and yellow

Sit together as a group and share your notes Using the poster paper and markers, develop a poster that outlines the major points of your reading Print large, be neat and include a title

Appoint a spokesperson to read nice and loud! You will have 6 minutes to complete this task Step #3 Sharing of the posters to the class

Two groups will be the same, but did they come up with the same information? Each group has 1 minute to present their poster.

Step #4 Apply what we know now. Take the stack of words on the sticky notes from the other day that you have and sort these into

the two types of geography human and physical When you think you have them pin each one up on the appropriate bulletin board/smart board

You will have 5 minutes to complete this task Step #5 Lets review the boards Do all the words fit?

Was it easy to decide where each word fits? Is there a connection between physical and human geo? Word sort and reflection hand in

How can the knowledge of geography help inform decision? Making Informed

Decisions Just like knowing the weather outside in the morning will make us dress appropriately for the day, knowledge of geography can

help us make even bigger decisions for our life and society. What do you think? In your notebook, write down the title at the top and list at least 3

ways the knowledge of geography could help you in your life. END of SLIDE SHOW

Do not do any further Homework: Briefly research the following places around Canada to complete the chart.

Location Winnipeg Banff, AB Toronto, ON

Physical Geography -hot summers -cold winters

-spring floods -relatively flat landscape Human

Geography -smaller population -some manufacturing

jobs -capital of Manitoba Legislative Building

Mental Map of Canada You will need a piece of loose-leaf Mental Map of Canada

Lets start looking at the geography of Canada! From memory, try to draw a map of Canada on loose-leaf

Where will you start? What is the easiest province/territory to draw? Feel free to label the provinces as you go. If youre really good, try to label the capital cities. You have 5 minutes to try this!

Geography of Canada Name the province/territory

Nunavut Newfoundland Labrador Prince Edward Island

Manitoba Yukon Alberta

Ontario British Columbia

Saskatchewan Quebec Nova Scotia

New Brunswick North West Territories

Name the capital city of each Iqaluit

St. Johns Charlottetown

Winnipeg Whitehorse Edmonton

Toronto Victoria Regina

Quebec City Halifax

Fredericton Yellowknife Competition #2

First 3 to give me a tourist attraction for the following Canadian cities: Vancouver Edmonton Toronto

Montreal Halifax One last reason why you should know your geography!

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