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    AP Human Geography - Unit 1 Lesson Plans 

     

    Day 1: Wednesday 8/25/21

    Objective: Students will be introduced to why we study human geography. 

    Activities: 

    1. Give them the Unit 1 and 2 Pre - Test
    2. “Why study geography?” PPT

    - Students will take notes

    HW: None

     

    Day 2: Thursday, 8/26/21

    Objective: Students will be able to identify & explain the 5 themes of geography. Students will be able to understand how they can make them relevant to their lives. Students will be able to identify & explain the 5 themes of geography. Students will be able to understand how they can make them relevant to their lives.

    Activities:

    1.  5 Themes of Geography PPT 

              - Complete Guided Notes (Slides 1-17)

    HW: Key Issue #1 due tomorrow

     

     

    Day 3: Friday, 8/27/21

    Objective: Students will be introduced to the unit vocab chart and map / quiz procedures.Students will be able to analyze and identify different types of maps

    Activities:

    1. Explain the Unit 1 vocab sheet / USA Map (10 min)
    2. Focus Question: Draw a map (10 min)

    -I will call on several students to show me their maps.

    1. Types of Maps with notes guide PPT (15 min)
    2. Explain the Map Activity that they will start in class. Students will look at 8 different types of maps and then complete the W.S. describing what type of map it is and will also describe what the topic of the maps are.

    HW: Unit 1 Vocab and U.S. Map Quiz is next Wednesday (9/8). Due 10 vocab words tonight

            Key Issue #2 due Tuesday

     

     

    Day 4: Monday, 8/30/21 

    Objective: Students will analyze and identify different types of maps. Students will be able to distinguish the three different types of Regions.

    Activities:

    1. Finish the map activity. Students will look at 8 different types of maps and then complete the W.S. describing what type of map it is and will also describe what the topic of the maps are.
    2. Discuss the three different types of Regions by taking notes & looking at pictures from the PPT (slides 18-27)
    3. Oswego H.S. - Ask students for examples of each type of region (5 Min)

    HW: Complete 10 more vocab words. Unit 1 Vocab and U.S. Map quiz is Tuesday, 9/7

             Quiz tomorrow on Key Issue #2

     

    Day 5: Tuesday, 8/31/21 

    Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of Key Issue #2 by taking a quiz. Students will write and read about latitude and longitude.

    Activities:

    1. Key Issue #2 Reading Guide Quiz is today
    2. Focus Question “Identify this map” on the board
    3. Latitude and Longitude PPT with notes 

    HW: Complete Latitude and Longitude W.S. 

            Complete 10 Vocab Words by

     

    Day 6: Wednesday, 9/1/21

    Objective: Students will read, research, draw and compare/contrast different map projections

    Activities:

    1. Watch the video on “Projections, Why Most World Maps are Wrong”
    2. Look at the Interactive Website “True Size of Countries”
    3. Scale/Projection PPT w/ notes

    HW: Complete the “Scale” side of the W.S.

            Key Issue #3 is due Wednesday

     

    Day 7: Thursday, 9/2/21 

    Objective: Students will analyze the different tools modern day geographers use. Students will watch a video and discuss the different tools modern day geographers use. Students will analyze different regions of the US. 

    Activities:

    1. Students will explain scale
    2. Watch “Power of the Geographic Information System” & “Geospatial Revolution Future of Geography (25 Min)
    3. Students will take notes on Contemporary Tools PPT “Modern Day” mapping.  (15 min)

    HW: Unit 1 Vocab and U.S. Map quiz is Wednesday, 9/8

            Key Issue #3 is due by Wednesday

     

    Day 8: Friday, 9/3/21

    Objective.  Students will define globalization. Students will complete a WebQuest about Globalization and write a paragraph describing one advantage or disadvantage to globalization.

    Activities:

    1. Global Clothing Pre-Lesson Investigation Activity 
    2. Complete Web Quest: “Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt” 

    HW: Complete the “Planet Money Makes a T- Shirt” Webquest

            Key Issue #4 due Thursday (9/10/21)

        

     Labor Day: No school, 9/6/21



    Day 9: Wednesday, 9/8/21

    Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the Unit 1 vocabulary words & of the United States.Students will define globalization. Students will complete a WebQuest about Globalization and write a paragraph describing one advantage or disadvantage to globalization.

    Activities:

    1. Students will take the Unit 1 Vocab and U.S. map quiz 
    • Turn in U.S. Map and Vocab chart
    1. Discuss the Webquest

    - What is globalization

    - What are the advantages and drawbacks of Globalization?

    - Inform the students that the essay portion of their test will be an FRQ on globalization or diffusion (5 Min)

    1. Discuss the 4 types of Diffusion 

    HW: Key Issue #4 due tomorrow (9/9/21). 

            

    Day 10: Thursday, 9/9/21   

    Objective: Students will analyze the different types of diffusion. Students will write about the importance of diffusion & what helps/hinders diffusion. Students will identify/give an example for the 5 different types of diffusion.

     Activities:

    1. Complete the Diffusion in groups   
    2. Watch the video on Possibilism vs. Environmentalism (15 Min.) 
    3. I will ask them a couple of scenarios to see if they understand the differences (5 Min.).     

     HW: Assign AP Classroom Unit 1 Questions / Due Tuesday, 9/14/21

             Hand out the review sheet

             Complete Unit 1 Reflection Sheet. 

     

    Day 11: Friday, 9/10/21

    Objective: Students will review for the Unit 1 Exam

    Activities:

    1. Remind students how the write an FRQ the proper way (ABCD’s of writing an FRQ) (10 Min) 
    2. Play Kahoot to review for the Unit 1 Test

    HW: Study for the Unit 1 Test

          

    Day 12: Monday, 9/13/21

    Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of Unit 1 by writing an FRQ essay. 

    Activities:

    1. Students will write the Unit 1 FRQ.

    HW: Study for the Unit 1 Test M/C Test

              

    Day 13: Friday, 9/14/21

    Objective: Students will be assessed on Unit 1 through the M/C Test

    Activities:

    1. Take the Unit 1 M/C test. 

    HW: Complete Ch. 2, Key Issue #1.