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Chapter 2: The Land We Call Home: Teacher Information

Chapter 2: The Land We Call Home: Teacher Information

Enduring Understanding:

  1. Arizona is part of the global picture.
  2. Arizona is a diverse state that is home to three different regions.

Essential Questions:

How does geography affect your life?
Why do you think it is important to know Arizona’s exact location?
How does climate affect where people choose to live?
How have people changed the land in Arizona?
Why is water one of Arizona’s most important resources?

TEACHER SECTION:

Standards:

All of Strand 4 (Geography)

Performance Objectives:

  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the different regions of Arizona.
  • Students will be able to map the major landforms in Arizona.
  • Students will be able to use different types of maps to solve problems.
  • Students will be able to interpret political and physical maps using the title, compass rose, symbols, legend, scale, index and grid
  • Students will be able to construct maps using symbols
  • Students will be able to describe the characteristics of human and physical features
  • Students will be able to locate human and physical features using maps, illustrations, images or a globe.
  • Students will be able to construct charts and graphs to display geographic information.