Social Studies 7A, Assignment One, Geography Essentials

Packet One
Geography Essentials
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What are the basic references and
terms we use in geography?

What are the five themes of geography
and what do they mean?


Map of Europe




The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with the basic vocabulary of geography, the five themes of geography, and the identification of major oceans, seas and continents.

Essential questions

  1. What are the five themes of geography and what do they mean?
  2. What are the major continents and oceans and seas of the world?
  3. What are the common terms used in discussing geography?

Special instructions

You will have access to the in-class atlas as well as the world maps linked to this page as you work on this assignment.

The interview portion of this assignment is to be done outside school. Please note that you need to discuss a location more than 300 miles from Rexburg if it is at all possible.

We will be working on this packet for the next week or so. Please do not feel like you have to go home and complete it all at once. That said, you need to use your in-class effectively.





Printed files

Click here to open a copy of the printed assignment.

Online files

World Map

1, 2, 3

To view the PowerPoint about the Five Themes of Geography we used in class, click here.

Click here to view the video we used in class about the basics of measuring the earth.

Here are the reading materials we are using for this packet.

Sound files