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World Geography Chapter 2: A Spatial Way of Thinking

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Bryan Poepperling

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Transcript of World Geography Chapter 2: A Spatial Way of Thinking

1. What are thematic maps and what topics can they show?

2. What are three land forms and three bodies of water that can be shown on a map?

3. What is climate and what affects climate?

4. Why do geographers use a variety of maps to represent the world?
Ticket out of
the Door
Climate Zones
Earth's Climate
Common
Landforms
Earth's Physical
Features
Physical
Geography
Thematic
Maps
Objectives
Standards
World Geography Chapter 2:
A Spatial Way of Thinking

Mr. Poepperling
SS.912.G1.4, SS.912.G2.1, and SS.912.G3.2
1. Explain at least two topics that can be shown on a thematic map

2. Describe common landforms and bodies of water that can be shown on a map

3. Analyze Earth's different climate zones
Human
Geography
Bodies of
Water
Location
Affects Climate
- Natural parts of Earth's surface
- Include landforms like mountains, valleys, plains, and plateaus
- Climate (long term weather patterns)
- Population Density Maps
- Economic Activity
- A Map's Title and Legend State its Theme
- Geographers have given names to
the many landforms found on earth

- Geographers also label bodies of
water on physical features maps

- Geographers divide the
Earth into
climate zones
- A climagraph shows the
average temperature and
precipitation in a place over a year
-
Latitude
has the biggest impact on a location's climate
-
Elevation
, or
altitude
, also affects climate
http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/alien-landscapes-you-can-visit-right-here-on-earth#.vn60olPrL
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/oceans_weather_climate/media/climate_zones.swf
- Storyboard: Create a story using at least five physical features found on pgs. 28-29
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