6th Grade World Geography

This course will provide an overview of the geography and history of the world including early civilizations of Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and South America. The 5 Themes of Geography form the core of this class as students work to develop map and globe skills and learn to identify cultural patterns.  The 5 Themes of Geography include location, place, human / environment interaction, movement This course will provide an overview of the geography and history of the world including early civilizations of Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and South America. The 5 Themes of Geography form the core of this class as students work to develop map and globe skills and learn to identify cultural patterns. The 5 Themes of Geography include location, place, human / environment interaction, movement and region.  In addition, vocabulary development, reading, research skills, and current events are emphasized throughout the year.

Location


Geographers begin to study a place by finding where it is, or its location. There are two ways to talk about location: absolute and relative.


Movement


The theme of movement explores how and why people, goods, and ideas move from one place to another.

Place


Geographers also study place. Place refers to the mix of human and nonhuman features at a given location. Another way to define a place is by its climate.

Human – Environment Interaction

The theme of human-environment interaction considers how people affect their environment, or their natural surroundings, and how their environment affects them.

Region


Geographers use the theme of region to group places that have something in common. A region is an area with at least one unifying physical or human feature.