Lesson Plan


This is an introduction to physical geography. Objectives: 1) SWBAT identify all continents and oceans from memory (if unable to do so already). 2) SWBAT identify from memory major global physical features from memory (if they've already mastered their continents). 3) SWBAT build their arsenal of stories/memories with an analysis of how geography can change the course of history. This resource is part of Unit 0: Rules, Procedures & Themes and the Social Studies 7 course.


  • 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…

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