Social Studies Update

Hello all,

I am sending out the SS update today, as tomorrow might be a little crazy with the early release schedule. Today we reviewed the Five Themes of Geography and students should have some notes written in their notebook dealing with each theme. I am attaching a notes page so you can see those themes and just so students can reference them if there is a need. The final theme is region and we talked today about how regions can be characterized by land forms, like the coastal plain and piedmont, but also by human characteristics. I showed each class a few of these very interesting linguistic maps showing regional speech patterns. You may have seen this guy’s work, he is from NC State.

http://youtu.be/sZ2YV6tVWmM

Mr. Hutchinson

5 Themes of Geography Notes.doc