Lesson 3: Interpreting Maps to Compare Regions
Learning Targets and Language Objectives
Think about the 5 regions that Texas is a part of or that are within Texas and identify whether that is a formal, functional, or perceptual region.
Turn to a partner and discuss your examples, compiling a list that the two of you agree on.
Download, and save the WGS_Africa_SW Asia_Physical Map_Unit 1 document to your device.
Use the pdf tools in the Comment Section on the right to highlight, mark and label, or add text/sticky notes to your map as we learn more about this continental region.
- Download and save the WGS_Exploring Regions Graphic Organizer_Unit 1 document
- Working in your regional groups, access and interpret maps and other information to complete the first column of WGS_Exploring Regions Graphic Organizer_Unit 1 document,making notes that include physical, climate, religions, political and economic resources for the assigned region.
- As you work to complete the graphic organizer determine and select which ESPN factor is best represented by the information.
On the completed handout underline similarities between the two regions and circle differences
Go to the Exploring Regions Quick Write-Assignment and complete the "quick write assignment"
Using the sentence starters on page 2 of the WGS_Exploring Regions Graphic Organizer_Unit 1 handout
Answer the following question:
- Why are economic, social, political and environmental factors so important in helping determine a region?