World Geography Mrs. Thibeault
What you need… Everyday bring: • A notebook • Textbook • Planner • Pen / Pencil
YOU don’t know which direction to go? Follow the 3 before ME rule…
Take a look… • Syllabus • Student Contract
Classroom Website Type in http://www.kiel.k12.wi.us/ Search Thibeault under District Staff Use this for calendar, lesson plans and important dates. Maps Political & Physical maps found Pg. 14-21 in text.
World Economic Geography Chapters 1 – 4 Pages 38 - 125
Objectives • Five themes of geography • How to identify location, place and region • Earth’s ecosystems and resources • Earth’s physical characteristics and processes that affect those characteristics past and present • Political and economic systems
Check it out…Scan Pg. 35 – 38 to answer the questions. • What is Geography? • Answers What?, Where?, Why? and So What? • What tools to geographers use?
Earth’s Ecosystems Weather: Condition of earth’s atmosphere over a short period of time. Climate: Weather patterns in an area over a long period of time. Explain: “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.”
Climate Regions (Map Pg. 70) • Tropical • Dry • Moderate • Continental • Polar
From a snow capped mountain (polar) to the Amazon Rainforest (tropical), Ecuador has all 5 climate types.
Population and Culture Chapter 3 Pg. 86-107
Human Geography What can you study in Human Geography? What is population growth and why has it been increasing?
Population growth (Birthrate + immigration rate) - (Death rate + emigration rate) = Zero population growth Check out the chart on Pg. 91… What kind of impact does this have on our world?
Where would you settle and why? Scenario: You and 100 other people are stranded on ‘Jones Island’
Geography 101 Most important: Where do people live and why? What are three reasons people live here?
Resources and Land Use Chapter 4 Pg. 108 – 121
Resources • Natural • Renewable • Nonrenewable
Energy Sources • What type of energy do you use? • What happens when energy becomes scarce?
Economy • What economic activities (occupations) do we have in Kiel? • How do our resources contribute to the economy?
Imports Exports Global Trade • Trade patterns • Created through Imports/Exports • Trade routes • Created through geography, transportation technology and international relations
Level of Development Economic Activity + Trade patterns = A country’s level of development