Unit #2 - Human Geography
Monday, Sept. 14
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Thursday, Sept. 17
Friday, Sept. 18
Monday, Sept. 21
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Unit #2/Six Weeks TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #2/Six Weeks TEST
Landforms & Settlement
Economic Systems
Political Structures
Values and Beliefs
Factors that Influence Settlement
Most Populated Cities Chart
Patterns & Distribution
These two days will be used
to review the information
and skills presentedin the
First Six-Weeks, and
measure the objectives
Mapping Population Distribution
Link to Human  Geography Resources
In this unit, students will study the human/cultural aspects of Geography.  We
will examine human culture, economics, and political systems.  The class will
explore population growth and migration.  Students will also study the
relationship between humans and the earth, and invesigate the effect landscape,
resources, and the environment affect human settlement and activities.  As part
of "Celebrate Freedom" Week, the class will explore the founding documents of
the U.S. and the Founding Fathers.
Link to Texas Resource Page
Click Here to See Outline
Maps of the World
My Culture
Population Graph
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Celebrate Freedom Declaration Pop-Up
Celebrate Freedom 1st Amendment
Celebrate Freedom Popup Preamble
Celebrate Freedom
Founding Documents
Population Pyramid
Population Density
World Trade
Cultural Diffusion &
Columbian Exchange
World Trade Through History
Water World
Diffusion of
the Potato
Growing Up Digital
World Population
Enrichment and Alternate Assignments
Region Outline
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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.5A Analyze how the character of a place is related to its political, economic, social, and cultural elements.
    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.
    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.7D Examine benefits and challenges of globalization, including connectivity, standard of living, pandemics, and loss of local culture.
WG.9 Geography. The student understands the concept of region as an area of Earth's surface with 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.10 Economics. The student understands the distribution, characteristics, and interactions of the economic systems in the world. The student is expected to:
    WG.10A Describe the forces that determine the distribution of goods and services in free enterprise, socialist, and communist economic systems.
    WG.10B Classify where specific countries fall along the economic spectrum between free enterprise and communism.
    WG.10C Compare the ways people satisfy their basic needs through the production of goods and services such as subsistence agriculture versus commercial agriculture or
                  cottage industries versus commercial industries.
WG.11 Economics. The student understands how geography influences economic activities. The student is expected to:
    WG.11A Understand the connections between levels of development and economic activities (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary)
    WG.11C Assess how changes in climate, resources, and infrastructure (technology, transportation, and communication) affect the location and patterns of economic activities.
WG.13 Government. The student understands the spatial characteristics of a variety of global political units. The student is expected to:
    WG.13B Compare maps of voting patterns or political boundaries to make inferences about the distribution of political power.
WG.14 Government. The student understands the processes that influence political divisions, relationships, and policies. The student is expected to:
    WG.14B Compare how democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, republic, theocracy, and totalitarian systems operate in specific countries.
WG.16 Culture. The student understands how the components of culture affect the way people live and shape the characteristics of regions. The student is expected to:
    WG.16A Describe distinctive cultural patterns and landscapes associated with different places in Texas, the United States, and other regions of the world and how these patterns
                 influenced the processes of innovation and diffusion.
    WG.16B Describe elements of culture, including language, religion, beliefs and customs, institutions, and technologies.
    WG.16C Explain ways various groups of people perceive the characteristics of their own and other cultures, places, and regions differently.
WG.17 Culture. The student understands the distribution, patterns, and characteristics of different cultures. The student is expected to:
    WG.17A Describe and compare patterns of culture such as language, religion, land use, education, and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive.
    WG.17B Describe major world religions, including animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, and their spatial distribution.
    WG.17C Compare economic, political, or social opportunities in different cultures for women, ethnic and religious minorities, and other underrepresented populations.
    WG.17D Evaluate the experiences and contributions of diverse groups to multicultural societies. Supporting Standard
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.20 Science, technology, and society. The student understands how current technology affects human interaction. The student is expected to:
    WG.20A Describe the impact of new information technologies such as the Internet, Global Positioning System (GPS), or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Economic Systems
Understanding & Correcting
Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn
in Missing Work
End of Six-Weeks
Celebrate Freedom: Recite the
Declaration of Independence
Study Guide
Population Growth
Political Systems
Aspects of Culture
Belief Systems
Columbian Exchange
Population Pyramids
Reading a Population Pyramid
Reading a Population Pyramid
Economic Activities
World Religions
Read: Chapter 4-1
Global Cultures
Read: Chapter 4-3
Read: Chapter 4-5
Urban Growth
Read: Chapter 4-2
Read: Chapter 4-4
Unit #2 - Human Geography
Unit Objectives
Unit #2 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Daily Activities
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Visually Based
Document Based
Video &
What is a Region?
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Monday, Sept. 28
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Thursday, Oct. 1
Thursday, Sept. 24
Friday, Sept. 25
Aspects of Culture