Grade 6 & 7 Geography Warm Ups

What Do Students Already Know about Geography?

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Bennett, Colette. "Grade 6 & 7 Geography Warm Ups." ThoughtCo, Feb. 21, 2017, thoughtco.com/middle-school-geography-warm-ups-4083774. Bennett, Colette. (2017, February 21). Grade 6 & 7 Geography Warm Ups. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/middle-school-geography-warm-ups-4083774 Bennett, Colette. "Grade 6 & 7 Geography Warm Ups." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/middle-school-geography-warm-ups-4083774 (accessed September 21, 2017).
Geography is one of the areas of focus in the new "The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History". RobDaly/GETTY

 According to the The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History

 " Geographic inquiry focuses attention on place and space and seeks to understand why humans deal with them in ways that they do and with what consequences. Whereas to economists the recent recession is about causes, effects, and solutions to slowing economic activity, to geographic investigators it is about understanding and representing the spatial expressions of the events.
Maps and other graphics showing changes in spatial patterns of human and physical environments provide a geographic language that aids in analyzing and understanding issues while stimulating new questions to investigate.
To investigate the causes and consequences of economic and political events, geographers ask questions about the changing landscape of human activity—who was affected, where, and how? For example, did the recent global recession cause observable population shifts, changes in landscape uses, or spatial re-patterning of human activity across the United States and other countries? To answer such questions requires problem-solving strategies that entail spatial thinking, data gathering, and spatial analysis using geospatial data, maps, and other graphics."

 Here are a few question ideal for grade 6 and grade 7, both of which focus on geography in the teaching of social studies:

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Bennett, Colette. "Grade 6 & 7 Geography Warm Ups." ThoughtCo, Feb. 21, 2017, thoughtco.com/middle-school-geography-warm-ups-4083774. Bennett, Colette. (2017, February 21). Grade 6 & 7 Geography Warm Ups. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/middle-school-geography-warm-ups-4083774 Bennett, Colette. "Grade 6 & 7 Geography Warm Ups." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/middle-school-geography-warm-ups-4083774 (accessed September 21, 2017).