Lesson Plan

Finding the Five Themes of Geography

Students journey on a scavenger hunt around the school to put their knowledge of the Five Themes of Geography to the test!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to give examples of the five themes of geography.


(5 minutes)
Finding the Five Themes
  • Ask students to share about the five themes of geography that they've been learning about.
  • Remind students of the definition of each of these five themes: location meaning the longitude and latitude of a place, or where a place is located in relation to another place, place meaning characteristics created by humans such as languages, buildings, food, and transportation as well as physical characteristics such as animals, plants, and landforms, region meaning an area that has certain characteristics in common, movement meaning how people and ideas get from one place to another, and human-environment interaction meaning how humans and the environment affect one another.