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5 Themes of Geography   Tags: 5_themes, bowen, geography, social, stapley, studies  

Students will explore the five themes of geography.
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is Place?

A place is an area that is defined by everything in it.

All places have features that give them personality and distinguish them from other places. If you refer to your school as a place, then that place would include walls, windows, gym, cafeteria, classrooms, people, clothing, books, maps, mops, brooms, hallways, mice (if you have them) and everything else in the school, including the languages spoken.


Activity for PLACE


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Select a state in the United States - preferrably one that you've visited or lived in. Research this state to find out about its personality and distinquishing characteristics. On one side of a postcard (9x12 white construction paper or card stock), draw an image representative of your place. On the other side, write a message that provides readers with several clues about the place. Do not include the name of your place. Be sure to include lots of detailed information to help your classmates appreciate the “personality” of the place you are describing. Your postcard will be posted on a bulletin board with others. . Who will correctly guess the most places?


These links will take you to some amazing websites to help you with your assignment.


Postcard Rubric

You will be graded according to this attached rubric.




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