Lesson Plan


This is an introduction to physical geography.<p/> Objectives: <p>1) SWBAT identify all continents and oceans from memory (if unable to do so already).</p> <p>2) SWBAT identify from memory major global physical features from memory (if they've already mastered their continents).</p> <p>3) SWBAT build their arsenal of stories/memories with an analysis of how geography can change the course of history.</p><p/> <b><p>This resource is part of <a href="http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_rmlucas/Unit0Introduction">Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes</a> and the <a href="http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_rmlucas/SocialStudies7">Social Studies 7</a> course.</p></b>


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


continents napoleon russia france geography maps



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-08-07.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a good introduction and review of physical geography. Students participate in a variety of mapping activities and then apply what they have learned by looking at a significant historical event that was impacted by geography. Although the lesson is designed for a specific classroom at the middle school level, much of the lesson could be used with minor adjustments in a variety of Social Studies classes at both the middle and high school level.
Merlita Putri Butterfly
April 13, 2008

Interesting way to teach geography for certain grades of students. I like teaching geography, because there are so many ways that could be used to engage students motivation of learning by using shapes, colours, and interactive map.

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