Unit #1 - Physical Geography
Unit #1 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Assignment
Daily Activities
Day/Date
Welcome/Introduction
Preview Class Rules and Expectations
Earth-Sun Relationship
Unit #1 TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #1 TEST
Landforms & Features
The Changing Earth
Climate  & Weather
Natural  Hazards
Importance of Place
Students in groups will discuss and determine what information
is important about a place.
Monday, Aug. 28
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Thursday, Aug. 31
Friday, Sept. 1
Monday, Sept. 4
Tuesday, Sept. 5
Wednesday, Sept. 6
Thursday, Sept. 7
Friday, Sept. 8
Monday, Sept. 11
Tuesday, Sept. 12
Thursday, Sept. 14
Friday, Sept. 15
Students will review and practice finding
the locations of cities around the world.
Location Chart
Climate Prediction
Climate Chart
Natural Hazards Chart
This unit will introduce students to the Five Themes of Geography.  These Five
Themes will create the framework for the classes study of the world we live in.  
Students will focus on the physical world and  they will examine the features and
processes that have created and continue to shape our world.  Lastly, the class
will explore the relationship between the physical processes and features and
humans around the world.  
These three days will
be used to review the
information and
skills presented in
this unit and
measure the
objectives learned.
Link to Physical Geography Resources
Link to Texas Resource Page
Click Here to See Outline
Maps of the World
Earth-Sun Vocabulary
Place Essay
Discussion/Review of of Earth's
Biomes & Vegetation Zones
Discussion/Review of the role
Climate/Weather play.
Biomes & Vegetation
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Place Poster
Syllabus & Expectations
Location
Earth-Sun Diagram
Discussion/Review of the Earth's Spheres
Discussion/Review of the effect of
Landforms/Features
Internal and External Forces
Discussion/Review of the Forces of Change
Plate Techtonics
Landforms Chart
Solar Cycles Questions
Adapt or Modify
Articles About Natural Hazards
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Create an Emergency Plan
Adaptation/Modification Summary
Enrichment/Alternative Assignments
Volcanoes
Tropical Storms
Earthquakes FAQs
Strongest Quakes
Natural Hazards Project
Earth Diagram
weather forecast for San Perlita TX weather forecast for San Perlita weather forecast by climaton.com
Unit Objectives
WG.3 Geography. The student understands how physical processes shape patterns in the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    WG.3A Explain weather conditions and climate in relation to annual changes in Earth-Sun relationships.
    WG.3B Describe the physical processes that affect the environments of regions, including weather, tectonic forces, erosion, and soil-building processes.
    WG.3C Examine the physical processes that affect the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.
WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that
produce them.  The student is expected to:
    WG.4A Explain how elevation, latitude, wind systems, ocean currents, position on a continent, and mountain barriers influence temperature, precipitation, and
               distribution of climate regions.
    WG.4B Describe different landforms and the physical processes that cause their development.
    WG.4C Explain the influence of climate on the distribution of biomes in different regions.
WG.5 Geography. The student understands how political, economic, and social processes shape cultural patterns and characteristics in various places and regions.
The student is expected to:
    WG.5B Interpret political, economic, social, and demographic indicators (gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, literacy, and infant mortality) to determine the
               level of development and standard of living in nations using the terms Human Development Index, less developed, newly industrialized, and more developed.
WG.6 Geography. The student understands the types, patterns, and processes of settlement. The student is expected to:
    WG.6A Locate and describe human and physical features that influence the size and distribution of settlements. Supporting Standard
    WG.6B Explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, transportation, access to and availability of resources, and economic activities.
WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population. The student is expected to:
    WG.7A Construct and analyze population pyramids and use other data, graphics, and maps to describe the population characteristics of different societies and to predict future population trends.
    WG.7B Explain how political, economic, social, and environmental push and pull factors and physical geography affect the routes and flows of human migration.
    WG.7C Describe trends in world population growth and distribution.
WG.8 Geography. The student understands how people, places, and environments are connected and interdependent. The student is expected to:
    WG.8A Compare ways that humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the physical environment, including the influences of culture and technology.
    WG.8B Describe the interaction between humans and the physical environment and analyze the consequences of extreme weather and other natural disasters such as El Niño,
               floods, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
    WG.8C Evaluate the economic and political relationships between settlements and the environment, including sustainable development and renewable/non-renewable resources.
WG.9 Geography. The student understands the concept of region as an area of Earth's surface wi th related geographic characteristics. The student is expected to:
    WG.9A Identify physical and/or human factors such as climate, vegetation, language, trade networks, political units, river systems, and religion that constitute a region.
    WG.9B Describe different types of regions, including formal, functional, and perceptual regions.
WG.19 Science, technology, and society. The student understands the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    WG.19A Evaluate the significance of major technological innovations in the areas of transportation and energy that have been used to modify the physical environment.
    WG.19B Analyze ways technological innovations such as air conditioning and desalinization have allowed humans to adapt to places.
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Project/Group
Writing
Video
Test
Discussion
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Solar Cycles
Study Guide
Read: Chapter 1-2
Geographer's Craft
Place Poster
Place Poster
Place Poster
Place Poster
Place Poster
Place Poster
Read: Chapter 3-2
Factors Affecting Climate
Read: Chapter 3-1
Earth-Sun Relationship
Read: Chapter 2-3
Earth's Water
Read: Chapter 2-2
Forces of Change
Read: Chapter 2-1
Planet Earth
Read: Chapter 1-1
Geographer's Tools
Read: Chapter 3-3
Climate Patterns
TRS
Map Skills Pre-Test