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INTRO TO NORTH AMERICA
Unit 2, Lesson 1
SMART START
Create 1 K-W-L Chart for
North America
Fill out the “K” and the “W” on
your KWL Chart
TODAY’S OBJECTIVES
SWBAT describe the
physical and human
geography of North
America and how they
interact.
KEEP IN MIND
We are going to be
learning about North
America, which is
something you know a lot
about – because you live
here. We’re going to focus
on being
INQUIRERS and
asking lots of questions to
challenge what you do
know and to learn more
information!
SO, YOU LIVE HERE, BUT
HAVE YOU EVER REALLY
SEEN IT?
http://www.discovery.
com/tv-shows/northamerica/videos/sightsand-sounds-of-northamerica.htm
NORTH AMERICA
 Human geography in North
America includes the manmade features, such as
countries, cities, travel,
clothing, food, and language
 Physical geography in North
America includes mountain
ranges, climate regions, rivers,
and deserts.
NORTH AMERICA
Draw your equator.
Draw your Prime
Meridian.
North America is in the
___________________
and
___________________
hemispheres.
NORTH AMERICA
There are 23
countries in North
America.
NORTH AMERICA
Central America
is part of North
America.
NORTH AMERICA
North America
is the 3rd
largest
continent.
NORTH AMERICA
North America’s
vertical length,
from Alaska to
Panama, is 5,437
miles.
NORTH AMERICA
North America is
the ONLY
continent with
EVERY KIND of
climate in the
world.
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS
How many countries are in
North America?
What is the difference
between North America and
the United States of
America?
GROUP WORK
Number off, 1-5
Using the maps in the textbook – Page 590-591
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Countries of North America
Major Cities (by population) of North America
Mountain Ranges and Deserts of North America
Rivers and Lakes of North America
Climate Regions of North America
Label the map provided – neatly!
RE-GROUP!
Mix up, so there is one
person from each of our
group #1-5 in a new group
(minimum of 5 people).
Teach people what you
learned! Mark the
information on your map!
INDEPENDENT WORK
Use your map to answer the following
questions:
 What are the connections that you see
between the physical geography and
the human geography?
 What are trends that you can see all
over the continent?
 Based on this, how do you think human
geography and physical geography
relate to each other? Use evidence!
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS
What are the connections
that you see between the
physical geography and the
human geography?
What are trends that you
see all over the continent?
HMM…BIG THOUGHTS
How do you think
physical and
human geography
relate to each
other?
TODAY’S OBJECTIVES
SWBAT describe
the physical and
human geography
of North America
and how they
interact.
“L” ON YOUR KWL CHART
What are things
that you learned
today about
North America?

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