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Many thanks to Penny Anderson, Chris Botkin, Emily Gordon, Lee Hodges, Obe Hostetter, Mark Ingerson, Eleanor Joyce, Cathrine LaRocco, Rebecca Mills, Christine O’Leary, and Maggie Wiseman for graciously granting permission to use their PowerPoints on this page.

I have realigned the resources to correlate with the 2008 SOLs.   I have removed a few dead links and added a few new ones (marked as new), but basically the same material  is included here as with the 2001 SOLs.   A reference to an SOL within the resources I've linked to, probably refers to the 2001 SOLs.  

*      GENERAL RESOURCES:

*     SOL WG.1

*     SOL WG.2

*     SOL WG.3

*     SOL WG.4

*             Latin America and the Caribbean

*             Europe

*             U.S. and Canada

*             North Africa and Southwest Asia

*             Sub-Saharan Africa

*             Russia and Central Asia

*             South Asia

*             Southeast Asia

*             East Asia

*             Australia, and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica

*     SOL WG.5

*     SOL WG.6

*     SOL WG.7

*     SOL WG.8

*     SOL WG.9

*     SOL WG.10

*     SOL WG.11

*     SOL WG.12

*     SOL Review

 

General Resources: 

Fun Brain

Resources for History Teachers is a Wiki created by teachers for teachers.  It is structured around the Massachusett's curriculum framework.  I've linked to the Geography page--they teach Geography in 6th grade-but, you'll still find some useful links I'm sure.

Gapminder "for a fact based World View." it appears this page gives you links to 514 informative charts--I find I often need to scroll all the way over to the most recent information to find anything. 

   Here is a Low Pressure Quiz, no timer, no scoring.  - once you get there, click on the continent of your choice and you will get a quiz of the countries on that continent.

    Owl & Mouse  These are the slickest map quizzes I've seen.  With this group you see the shape and the name, and drag it into place,  you can choose "World Monuments" and physical features as well as countries.  However, it does need to be downloaded to run.  I have done this in the computer labs at AHS and CHS...email me and I'll tell you how to run them.

 More  interactive may quizzes. (from Sheppard Software) and Here are touchscreen capable  Interactive Map Quizzes from Ilike2learn.com. and a lot of timed interactive map quizzes--they go beyond the locations in the SOLs. Still more interactive map quizzes (there is a link here to flag quizzes as well)  form Lizardpoint.com. 

 

Geosense, a site where you are quizzed on cities of the nation, Europe, or the world.  You can play by yourself and go for a personal high score, or you can play live with an opponent who is somewhere out there on the Internet.  I enjoyed it, but was frustrated with the time I spent waiting for an opponent.

Click for on line printable maps.

Click here for printable reference maps from the CIA.

World Fact Book -   Here is the site to use when you want your students to do research on various countries, sort of an up to date on line almanac.

Here is one teacher's portaportal for Geography.  The first section seems to consist of student projects--web pages they created.

Here is a site where a teacher has put all his worksheets, handouts, review sheets, etc. on line for his students to download.  Also includes links and downloadable PowerPoints.

Here is a link to a web page made by a Professor at California State University in Sacramento.  He includes a three different downloads for each day of class--a PowerPoint, a PowerPoint w/o the pictues (for a faster download) and a Pdf. download of the notes.  A lot of good stuff, but, not organized according to Virginia's SOLs.

From National Geographic the Xpeditions page is made specifically for Geography teachers.

Given a Google Earth image and three choices as to where it was taken, how well will your students be able to identify the locations?  From The Atlantic here are twenty-five such  images  -- a fun quiz.

National Geographic's Quiz of the Day.

This would appear to be a list of links to the pictures that Mr. Ingerson of Salem High School uses as illustrations in his World Geography class.

VIRTourist makes you a virtual tourist on any of the continents.  With some continents there are presentations for only a few countries, while other contenents offer several presentations within each country.  Captions describe each picture and give additional details about the location.  You should find this one very useful.

"The Odyssey website, their connection to a Team of five educators doing a real two-year World Trek. The Team is visiting ten major non-western countries to document their histories and cultures : Guatemala, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Iran, India, and China. The photos, video, audio, and text they capture are [were] posted on the website twice a week for students to follow along, free of charge."

Charts and Graphs, a website to help students read, analyze, and construct charts and graphs, as well as use them to increase their problem solving skills.

Websites for Geography.

More Websites for Geography

From Wise County, VA, here are links to Quia reviews, and PowerPoints.

 

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WG.1 The student will use maps, globes, satellite images, photographs, or diagrams to

a)   obtain geographical information about the world’s countries, cities, and environments.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
     
     

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WG.1 The student will use maps, globes, satellite images, photographs, or diagrams to

b)   apply the concepts of location, scale, map projection, or orientation.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

"Who Wants to be a Millionaire" on Longitude and Latitude. (Quia activity)

From Eleanor Joyce (City of Salem Schools) we get this PPT on location, orientation, and scale.  It provides exercises as well as a basic intro. to each concept--somewhat interactive.

This is an SchoolPad Intro. to Geography, includes the five themes, and it's relationship to other subjects, as well as absolute and relative location...ends with a worksheet to be copied and completed.  Here is the same thing in Pdf format, and in PowerPoint.

Resource for your students (from Mr. Hodges) on What to know for WG.1

From Mr. Jones of City of Salem, this seems to be lecture number one--intro. and basic map skills.

 

From National Geographic, here is a 3-4 hour lesson on Map Projections, requires use of the Inernet.

PowerPoint Unit I - this is a lengthy (takes a while to download) powerpoint that starts with WG.1 and covers a whole lot of the SOLs that aren't part of WG.4  It's from Mrs. Walton, a Geography teacher at Harrisonburg High School.

Here are three different formats of the same lesson on map projections.  First, Pdf (for making worksheets), second, SchoolPad (if you have one), finally, PowerPoint, which anyone can use.

Resource for your students (from Mr. Hodges -Salem City Schools) on What to know for WG.1 (the old SOLs--but, pretty close.)    

 

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WG.1 The student will use maps, globes, satellite images, photographs, or diagrams to

c)   develop and refine mental maps of world regions.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

On line map quiz of continents, oceans, and some seas.

   
On line map quiz of mountain ranges.    
Quiz One- Major Landforms and Bodies of Water- World    

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WG.1 The student will use maps, globes, satellite images, photographs, or diagrams to

d)   create and compare political, physical, and thematic maps.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

Here is an interactive map of African history from 1879-2002.  For me, it worked in Firefox, and when I switched Internet Explorer to "compatibility mode" it worked fine there also.  This is from Brown University.  The theme on this map is politics.  It could also be used with WG.4--Africa, but it seems to me it would be very useful as an example of a thematic map.

 

This one gets better as it goes.  It is on map and graph skills, but starts out just w. text from the curriculum guide.  Eventually Mark Munford adds illustrations to the slides toward the end.

 
 
     

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WG.1 The student will use maps, globes, satellite images, photographs, or diagrams to

e)   analyze and explain how different cultures use maps and other visual images to reflect their own interests and ambitions.

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STANDARD WG.2a

The student will analyze how selected physical and ecological processes shape the Earth’s surface by

a)   identifying regional climatic patterns and weather phenomena and their effects on people and places.

 

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

Here is a great interactive climate map.

 

This one by Eleanor Joyce is entitled "Weather Phenomena," but, really only covers hurricanes, tornados and monsoons.

Okay, so once again here is the same lesson in three formats.  This lesson asks students to match the climate name w. description, and then with a picture taken in each climate region. First, Pdf, then SchoolPad, finally, PowerPoint.

This is a three hour lesson from National Geographic on tracking twisters.  Requires some mapping skill and higher order thinking skills.

Put together by Mark Munford, this PPT is just text giving the curriculum guide infor. for WG2.

Now the Pdf, the SchoolPad, and finally PPT. for "Factors Influencing Climate."  

Xpeditions lesson on the Seasons.

   

Resource for your students (from Eleanor Joyce) on What to know for WG.2

   

"Who wants to be a Millionaire" review of climate and vegetation.

   

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WG.2 The student will analyze how selected physical and ecological processes shape the Earth’s surface by

b)   describing how humans influence the environment and are influenced by it.

 

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
Here are links to pictures of polders, the Aswan Dam, the Aral Sea, and a number of other sites mentioned in this section. - Some are dead links, but most work.

This one is on Architecture, it would go here or as a review.  By Mark Mumford.

 
 

Farming Techniques by M. Munford, includes slash and burn, terracing, etc.  Just 6 colorful slides.

 

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WG.2  The student will analyze how selected physical and ecological processes shape the Earth’s surface by

c)   explaining how technology affects one’s ability to modify the environment and adapt to it.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
 

Mark Munford (I got this from Rockingham County, but Mr. Munford may be from somewhere else.) also gives us this one entitled "cultural geography."  All text, no illustrations.

 
     

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WG.3a

The student will apply the concept of a region by

a)   explaining how characteristics of regions have led to regional labels.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

Resource for your students (from Eleanor Joyce) on What to know for WG.3

Jeopardy review of some aspects of WG.2 and WG.3--(the stuff I could work in from Chapter 3&4)--I get the credit (or blame) for this one.  
     

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WG.3 The student will apply the concept of a region by

b)   explaining how regional landscapes reflect the physical environment and the cultural characteristics of their inhabitants.

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WG.3 The student will apply the concept of a region by

c)   analyzing how cultural characteristics, including the world’s major languages, ethnicities, and religions, link or divide regions.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
Resource for your students (from Eleanor Joyce) on What to know for WG.3c  (It seems to be mislabelled) This one, from Mark Munford has no illustrations.  If fits here or with WG.10b-c.  "Cultural Geography"  
Religious Tolerance.org states - "we try to explain accurately the full diversity of religious beliefs, worldviews, and systems of morality, ethics, and values. We hope that you will find our essays helpful and of interest."    

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

      Latin America and the Caribbean

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
On line "Jeopardy" review of Latin America from City of Salem Schools.

Intro. to Latin America from Spotsylvania County.

Notes for the PowerPoint to the left.
From Harrisonburg Schools, here is an on line quiz on the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Hodges' contribution--notes and locations.  
  Latin America in Pictures by Mark Munford.  
  PowerPoint Unit III- Latin America - by Mrs. Walton of Harrisonburg--well done, covers the SOLs, takes a while to download.  

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

    Europe

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

Political Map Test Europe from Mrs. Walton

Physical Map Test Europe from the same source, and finally European Peninsulas

From Spotsylvania county, by a couple of teachers there, this one contains 37 colorful slides and was put together with a touch of humor.  Your students should enjoy it. Notes to the PowerPoint on the left.

Another "Monuments of Europe" matching exercise, this one includes pictures.

 

This overview of European geography and history comes from Chesterfield County.

 

Here is an on line PowerPoint showing many European currencies.

Mr. Munford's contribution on Europe  
On line "Who wants to be a millionaire?" review of Europe from City of Salem Schools. A Blodgett made Jeopardy which reviews Europe.  

Political Map Test Europe from Mrs. Walton

Physical Map Test Europe from the same source, and finally European Peninsulas

PowerPoint Unit IV- Europe - this ppt will take a few minutes to download--it is seventy some odd frames long with a lot of images.  It is based on the SOLs and is worth the wait.  Thank Mrs. Walton of Harrisonburg High School  

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  U.S. and Canada

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

Also from Mrs. Walton, here is a Crossword Review US and Canada

Here is Mr. Hodges' slide presentation on the cultural landscape. These are just a print out of the text for the PowerPoint on the right.--SOL terms that can be associated w. the U.S. & Canada.

 Here is an on line quiz from Mrs., Walton of Harrisonburg Schools - Canada Provinces and Territories Match-Up and here is one on the U.S. - Physical Features Canada and The United States

Regional Geography of the U.S. and Canada from Rockingham County.  
Also from Mrs. Walton, here is a Crossword Review US and Canada Regional Geography of the U.S. and Canada from Spotsylvania County--well done.  
 

This one from Mr. Hodges (City of Salem Schools) has all the map locations.

 
  Here are Mr. Hodges' notes on North America  
  PowerPoint USA/Canada - by Mrs. Walton  

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

   North Africa and Southwest Asia

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
Another by Eleanor Joyce, this is a review of the locations. Here's one from Mark Munford, the teacher put in about 30 slides with all the notes from the SOL curriculum guide--w. no illustrations, and then followed that with about a dozen slides of the "cultural landscape"--all illustrated.  
Here is an on line quiz on Monuments and Images of South West Asia from Mrs. Walton.    
Map Quiz Political, Map Quiz Physical - both of these on line quizzes are also from Mrs. Walton.    

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

    Sub-Saharan Africa

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
On line "Who wants to be a millionaire?" review of Africa from City of Salem Schools. "The Kingdoms of Africa" by a teacher from Spotsylvania.  Well done!  
Here is an interactive map of African history from 1879-2002.  For me, it worked in Firefox, and when I switched Internet Explorer to "compatibility mode" it worked fine there also.  This is from Brown University.

"Physical Characteristics of Sub-Saharan Africa" was made by two teachers from Spotsylvania and seems to be their introduction to the unit.

 
  "The Geography of Africa" by Eleanor Joyce of the City of Salem.  52 slides long and follows the introduction with a good section on their health problems.  
 

Another one from Mark Munford on Sub-Saharan Africa, as with the rest of his, SOL notes, followed by cultural landscape pictures.

 
 

Here is one from Mr. Botkins of Rockingham County.  Africa.

 
  Hodges on Africa.  

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

    Russia and Central Asia

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
On line "Who wants to be a millionaire?" review of Russia from City of Salem Schools.  This one if from Mr. Hodge's web page. From Ms. Joyce of the City of Salem, here is a good intro. to the physical geography of this area.  
Matching exercise on Landmarks of Russia.  From Harrisonburg Schools. Hodges (also Salem) on Russia.and also from Hodges, we have these flashcards.  
Also from Harrisonburg: Physical Features of Russia and Former Soviet Union, and Practice Test Russia Here is Mr. Munford's PPT on Russia and Central Asia.  Like most of his, it starts out w. the notes and follows w. pictures.  
  Map of Russia and the former Soviet Republics.  
 

Jones (Salem again) on Russia.

 

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

    South Asia

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
Quia quiz on South Asia Again, from Anderson and LaRocca of Spotsylvania we have this PPT on South Asia, made with the SOLs in mind.  
  By Eleanor Joyce (City of Salem Schools), this one gives a tiny bit more detail than you'd find if she merely copied over the "essential knowledge" from the curriculum guide--well done.  
 

From Eleanor Joyce of City of Salem Schools, this PPT shows cultural landscape pictures for South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

 

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

    Southeast Asia

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
On line "Who wants to be a millionaire?" review of Asia from City of Salem Schools.

This one from Mark Munford has 18 slides w. nothing but notes from the curriculum guide, then about 20 slides with "cultural landscape" picutures.

 
  This is a Jeopardy I made to review the entire unit on South, East, and SE Asia.  
  From Penny Anderson of Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania County we have 14 well illustrated slides covering the SOL "facts to know".  She intended this as a review.  

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

    East Asia

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
  Here is one from Mingerson of City of Salem Schools.  It asks students to look at a map and identify nine geographic features of Asia,  
     

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WG.4

The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica.

    Australia and the Pacific Islands, and Antarctica

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
  This one by Mark Munford is just the notes on this area, looks like he isn't quite done with this one.  
  Here is another I put together on the "cultural landscape" of this area.  
  I would guess that this is a student made presentation.  It goes way beyond anything required by the SOLs.  Made by "Eleanor and Cheryl" of Henrico County, it gives interesting detail on "Big Men, Chiefs, and Kings" of some islands from Oceania.  
  Another one from Penny Anderson of Riverbend High School.  Like her others, short, from the SOLs, and well illustrated.  

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 WG.5

The student will compare and contrast the distribution, growth rates, and characteristics of human population in terms of settlement patterns and the location of natural and capital resources.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
 

PPT (all text) by M. Munford--Population Geography.  I'll list it again under WG .6, WG .10 and WG.11

Download this, right click, and then open in your web browser.  You'll get an interactive test on population and culture.  Covers things like migration, push and pull factors, etc.

 

Eleanor Joyce's contribution on population pyramids.

 
 

Human Geography, from Mr. Jones of City of Salem, includes pop. pyramids, push/pull, religions, etc.

 

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WG.6

The student will analyze past and present trends in human migration and cultural interaction as they are influenced by social, economic, political, and environmental factors.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

Resource for your students on pushpull, etc.

Population Geography (see WG.5)  from Mr. Mumford again.

 
     

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WG.7a

The student will identify types of natural, human, and capital resources and explain their significance by

a)   showing their influence on patterns of economic activity and land use.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

A resource for your students from E. Joyce, to help them identify different types of resources.

"Economic Geography" No illustrations, this is another from Mark Munford, it fits here or with WG.8 and WG.9a-d.

 
 

This powerpoint, by Eleanor Joyce, covers basic geography terms the kids will need to know, I placed it here because among the terms it covers are primary, secondary, and tertiary economic activities--terms I sometimes overlooked.

 

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WG.7b

The student will identify types of natural, human, and capital resources and explain their significance by

b)   evaluating perspectives and consequences regarding the use of resources.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
World Geography Economics Practice Quiz - from Rockingham County Schools.    
     

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WG.8

The student will distinguish between developed and developing countries and relate the level of economic development to the standard of living and quality of life.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

An on line test, 49 questions, on Economic Geography.

Just 6 slides from Eleanor Joyce, contains a basic comparison of developed and developing nations.

Download, then right click and open this in a web browser.  From there you can use your LCD projector and discuss factors which cause changes in the characteristics of a country's population.

For your students from Eleanor Joyce.  And a second one.

   

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WG.9a

The student will analyze the global patterns and networks of economic interdependence by

a)   identifying factors, including comparative advantage, that influence economic activities and trade.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

A quia "who wants to be a millionaire" which reviews some of this material.

"Economic Geography" No illustrations, this is another from Mark Munford, that fits here or with WG.7a and WG.8.

 
 

Economic Geography from Spotsylvania.  12 slides--a basic intro. to trade followed by 6 slides on comparative advantage.

 

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WG.9b

The student will analyze the global patterns and networks of economic interdependence by

b)   describing ways that economic and social interactions have changed over time.

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WG.9c

The student will analyze the global patterns and networks of economic interdependence by

c)   mapping, describing, and evaluating the formation of economic unions.

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We thank Christine O’Leary of Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania for this PPT on economic unions.  Only 13 slides, but does a good job of describing placing participating countries on maps.

 
     

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WG.10a

The student will analyze how the forces of conflict and cooperation affect the division and control of the Earth’s surface by

a)   explaining and analyzing reasons for the creation of different political divisions.

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Resource from Joyce--organizations, etc.  And a second on conflict, control of land, divisions of countries, military alliances..

"Population Geography" from Mark Munford, covers WG.5, .6, .10a, and .11a-c

 
  This one, from Munford has no illustrations.  If fits here or with WG.3c.  "Cultural Geography" -it was made for the old SOLs and still uses the term "spacial divisions."  

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WG.10b

The student will analyze how the forces of conflict and cooperation affect the division and control of the Earth’s surface by

b)   analyzing ways cooperation among political jurisdictions is used to solve problems and settle disputes.

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables

Thanks to Eleanor Joyce for this resource.  This was made for the old sols, some of it isn't as applicable to the new ones.

   
     

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WG.11a

The student will analyze the patterns of urban development by

a)   applying the concepts of site and situation to major cities in each region.

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Use this w. LCD projector to discuss w. the class.  From City of Salem Schools. Population Geography (again)   from Mark Mumford.  

A resource for your students from Eleanor Joyce, seems to be based on old SOL designations, but, it fits here.

 

Another one by Eleanor Joyce.  Like all her stuff, this one is good.  33 frames long and covers Richmond being on the fall line, etc.

 
 

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WG.11b

The student will analyze the patterns of urban development by

b)   explaining how the functions of towns and cities have changed over time. 

Web Resources PowerPoints&TurningPoints Printables
Resource from E. Joyce (City of Salem Schools.)    
     

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WG.11c

The student will analyze the patterns of urban development by

c)   describing the unique influence of urban areas and some challenges they face.

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WG.12a

The student will apply geography to interpret the past, understand the present, and plan for the future by

a)   using geographic knowledge, skills, and perspectives to analyze problems and make decisions.

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WG.12b

The student will apply geography to interpret the past, understand the present, and plan for the future by

b)   relating current events to the physical and human characteristics of places and regions.

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This one puts you two clicks away from a listing of current events related to geography.

 
   
     

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SOL REVIEW

This PowerPoint by Eleanor Joyce of Salem City Schools, is a good review of the characteristics of each region from WG.4

Here is a PowerPoint entitled "World Regions"--kind of a review of the different regions covered in WG.4 (but w. some minor variation.)--stricltly locating on a map, no detail about each region.  This is from a teacher named Mark Ingerson of the City of Salem Schools.

Here is a PowerPoint review from Rockingham County, I've turned it into a TurningPoint review, but it can be used either way.  I've tied each question to an SOL so that you can run a report and see which SOLs your students are weak on.

This is a PowerPoint review of some of  the "cultural landscape" SOL items--includes a lot of pictures--not much text.

Another "cultural landscape" review, this one from Mr. Hodges webpage at City of Salem Schools.

Here are some crossword puzzle reviews on some of the areas covered.

Here is a list of links which seem to be basically to quia reviews on different areas, I'll let you sort through them.

Here is a good PowerPoint review of the "cultural landscape".  This one is from Newport News and by Mark Munford.

This PowerPoint from Eleanor Joyce reviews basic geography terms.

A Practice test from which I comes from Harrisonburg Schools, and another from the same source.  In fact, here are a whole list of "practice items" from Mrs. Walton.

On line "who wants to be a millionaire" from Mr. Lee Hodges of Salem Schools.  From Mr. Hodges of Salem City High School, here are links to a lot of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" style reviews for Geography as well as other review material.

Here is a study stack of flip cards--in interactive flash card review.

Here is another review site from Wise County.

Here are review terms that can be viewed as flash cards, matching, hangman, etc. -designed for an A.P. Geography course

Here is the 2007 released test, presented as a PowerPoint, or, if you'd prefer, you can go to Tami Maloney's page and find  the link to the 2007 released test interactive.

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