Target Student Group
The target group for these lessons is a 9th grade Modern World History class during the first unit of the year: Geography.
Context for Learning
The first form is an activity that teaches the students about different geographic regions of the world. This would be given to the students at the beginning of the unit to briefly introduce several different locations around the world (including our own city of Portland!) The goal is just to get the students thinking about ways that geography affects history and how humans interact with their environment.
The second form, a self-graded quiz on geography map skills, will serve as a formal formative assessment for the students to apply their map skills and clarify any misconceptions they might have about the content. This form requires the student to review and apply the Five Themes of Geography (Movement, Region, Human Environment Interaction, Location, and Place), consider the cartographer’s motive in creating the map, apply latitude and longitude skills, and identify hemispheres.
Direct Links to Google Forms
Geographic Exploration Differentiated Form Link
Map Skills Self-Graded Quiz Link
Geographic Exploration Differentiated Form
Geography Map Skills Self-Graded Google Form