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Place

Geography Themes: 

Place

  • All places have things about them that make it unique. It gives it meaning and character and distinguishes it from other places on earth. Geographers describe places by their physical and human characteristics.
  • Physical characteristics include such things as animal life.
  • Human characteristics of the landscape can be found in how people affect the land around them. What is the architecture like? How do people make use of the land? What the languages, cultural, as well as religious and political ideologies are help to shape the character of a place. Holidays that are celebrated...etc. Studied together, the physical and human characteristics of places help us to understand the nature of places on the earth.
  • There are some fun things you can do to help you learn what place is all about...
    • Create a postage stamp or a postcard. Research a country and design a postage stamp to be used by its citizens. The stamp might have on it a physical feature, person, or landmark that the country is noted for. Children must include an explanation as to why they chose to use the image they used. Older students might design postcards. On one side, they draw an image representative of a place. On the other side, they write a message that provides readers with several clues about the place. We will post the cards on the page. Number each card. Children can send in their guesses.
    • So many ways to say "Hello"! How many different ways can you say "hello." Here is a translators which you can get the different versions of hello from. And a world map is available to print out. Send in your final list for review. (You can find one translator on iTool's Language Tools Translator.)
    • Playing ambassador...You have been chosen to play the role of United States ambassador to the country we randomly choose to give you.. What kind of place is each country? What unique qualities must an ambassador possess in order to adequately represent the U.S. in that place? What would happen if a natural disaster occurred. How would it affect people in the place you are posted. (for example, an earthquake, tornado, or flood). What physical characteristics of the country might influence the crisis? What human characteristics of the place might affect your ability to respond to the crisis?

 
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