Ch 2: Geography High School World History Lesson Plans

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The Geography High School World History chapter of this High School World History Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the definition and components of geography in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Geography High School World History chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Summary of geography Meaning, types and facts of the field of geography
Tuesday Maps Map projection process; discussion of projection types, such as conic, Mercator and gnomic; types of maps, including world, population, weather, political and topographical
Wednesday Geography and time zones Description of longitude, latitude, prime meridian, equator and hemispheres; Eastern, Pacific, Central and Mountain time zones
Thursday Topography and climate change Elements of a topography map, such as sea level, plains, mountains, hills, plateaus and contour lines; factors that influence climate change
Friday Population distribution Urban vs. rural areas; distribution factors, including ethnicity, job availability and quality of life

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Geography High School World History Lesson Plans
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What Is Topography and How Is Topography Reshaped?

1. What Is Topography and How Is Topography Reshaped?

The topography, or surface of the Earth, is constantly changing shape due to many powerful forces. In this lesson, we will learn about some of the amazing changes that occur on Earth due to the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition.

What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

2. What is Geography? - Definition, Facts & Types

This lesson will define and explore the study of geography. In doing this, it will also explain the two main branches of geography, which are physical and cultural geography.

Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

3. Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

This lesson will explain and illustrate the Mercator, gnomonic, and conic map projections. In doing this, it will highlight the strengths and flaws of each while also defining the term 'cartographer'.

Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

4. Types of Maps: Population, Topographic, Weather, Political & World Maps

This lesson will explain the different types of maps used to interpret and study our world. In doing this, it will focus on maps that deal in elevation, population, weather patterns and more.

Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

5. Geographic Coordinates: Latitude, Longitude & Elevation

This lesson will seek to explain the geographic coordinate system. In doing so, it will explain latitude and longitude. It will also highlight the equator, the prime meridian, and the concept of elevation.

US Time Zones: Pacific, Mountain, Central & Eastern

6. US Time Zones: Pacific, Mountain, Central & Eastern

This lesson will explain and show the four major time zones of the United States. It will also highlight the work of Fleming, the Standard Time Act of 1918, and daylight saving time.

Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

7. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas

The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.

Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity

8. Population Distribution Factors: Job Availability, Quality of Life & Ethnicity

This lesson will discuss population distribution and the factors that affect it. It will specifically highlight quality of life, job availability, and ethnicity, while also defining the terms 'sparse' and 'dense.'

Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

9. Geography and Climate: Effects on Civilizations

In this lesson, we will look at the relationship between geography, climate, and civilization. We will learn why civilizations develop in particular regions and how this leads to lifestyle and cultural differences.

Factors Involved in Climate Change

10. Factors Involved in Climate Change

Our Earth's climate has changed many times in her 4.5 billion year lifetime. Discover the multiple factors that influence these changes and test your understanding with a short quiz.

What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

11. What Are The Five Themes of Geography?

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what geography is and describe the five key themes that make up geography. A short quiz will follow.

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