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This unique binder, written by Kristina Swann, was designed for struggling learners who need help understanding basic geography concepts. The binder breaks each concept into small chunks to help students comprehend geography fundamentals and to develop related skills. Short lessons are followed by multiple practice activity sheets so students can firmly grasp a concept before moving on to the next lesson.
Basic Geography covers key geography concepts with a focus on the United States, which helps make the concepts relevant to students' lives. The binder can be used in any history or social studies classroom to support the existing curriculum. It features four units with 8 to 10 lessons in each. Every lesson includes a short reading passage and skills activity sheets. Reviews and tests are provided in addition to a complete answer key.
• Locations: Covers maps, grids, latitude and longitude, map projections, and types of maps.
• Places and Regions: Covers landforms and water systems, climates, and cultural geography.
• Movement of People, Ideas, and Goods: Covers population, migration, transportation, economic geography, world trade, and communication.
• The United States: Covers U.S. regions, physical features and climate, people, and natural resources.