Cultural Geography Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

While cultural geography may be a step removed from the type of geography that your students typically think of, this lesson plan will help them see the connections between geography and society in a whole new light.

Lesson Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • analyze the role cultural geography has played in the development of a varied world
  • describe the concept of cultural geography

Length

  • 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7

Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3

Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Key Vocabulary

  • Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Globalization

Instructions

  • Start by asking students what impact that they think geography has on culture. Do this with some leading questions like:
    • Why don't Inuit people live in straw huts
    • Why don't the Egyptians live in igloos
  • Then watch the lesson Human & Cultural Geography: Definition, Characteristics & Studies, pausing for key terms and the following discussion questions:
    • 2:02 - What are some other ways that cultural geography impacts food? Why do you think that fish and chips are so popular in the UK? What about Pad Thai in Thailand?
    • 2:56 - How does globalization increase diversity? How does it harm it?
    • 3:31 - What do you think are some words in our language that other languages may not have? Be sure to think of languages from cultures that are completely different than our own.
    • 3:56 - Why do you think that religion was such a powerful tool for spreading similar cultures?
    • 4:34 - How has technology changed some of these economic and government structures? Without technology, how might they still be more or less influenced by geography?

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