The Five Themes of Geography: Letís Get Civil!

A geography lesson and the civil war.



• To understand the ways people have adapted to and modified their environment in the United States.


Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

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Lesson Excerpt:

Materials: Social Studies class text book on Geography chapter with key terms, chapter on the Civil War; additional materials and resources about the Civil War.
Timeline: 2 Weeks

Instructional Procedures:

1. Students define the key terms for both the Geography [human-interaction] chapter as well as the Civil War chapter in their class text book.
2. Students discuss and answer pre-reading questions [located in the textbook] regarding both human-interaction and the Civil War.
3. Teacher explains and reviews the concepts of industrial / manufacturing of the North and the cotton / farming of the South.



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