Geography Terms and Measuring the Earth
Deadline for this unit, August 28
How do we measure the earth?
What are the themes of geography?
Understanding how we measure the earth and the vocabulary we use to describe it is the most fundamental step in beginning a study of geography. We will use this activity to begin our understanding of these terms and to see some examplefs of how it all fits together.
Students will identify and explain the use of the common measurements of the surface of the earth and common geographical terms.
Students will begin to develop a working knowledge of the five themes of geography.
Students will develop a basic understanding of land form vocabulary used in the study of geography.
How can I know where I am?
How can I share that information with others?
How can I use common geographical terms to share information with others?
How can I explain various parts of the earth to others?
What do the five themes of geography mean and how can they help me understand the Earth?
Please refer to the attached handouts for information.
See the handouts.
Click here to view the first handouts you received in class for this packet.
Here is an excellent glossary of georgraphical terms. It is a little lengthy, but it's very good.
Here is another very good glossary of terms.
If you want to look up voabulary about geograpnic and scientific terms, this is an excellent place hosted by National Geographic,
Here is a glossary of common landform vocabulary.
Here is the link to the PowerPoint file used in class at the start of the unit.
Here is the second PowerPoint we used in class.
Here is the PowerPoint about the themes of geography.
Here is a link to the latitude and longitude finder site.