Human Geography Lesson Plan for Middle School

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Introduce geography requirements as it relates to human settlement. Students will view a short video and reinforce key concepts through a group activity. Check for understanding using a printable worksheet.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • understand how geography influenced the location of early settlements
  • explain the relationship between physical environments and lifestyle
  • describe how animals contributed to the success of a civilization

Length

1 hour

Materials

  • Dice

Vocabulary

  • climate
  • domesticate
  • landforms

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.3

Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

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