Sixth-graders Study Geography Terminology
Sixth-grade geography teacher And McGarvey is teaching his students how to think like geographers. Students recently learned how geographers organize the data they gather around five themes—location (absolute or relative), place, regions, movements, and human/environmental interaction. Students created presentations about the five themes, researching and sharing a photo that represents each theme. McGarvey said the themes also help students organize and understand the world around them. The lesson also gave students an opportunity to practice their presentation skills.