Today we will continue looking at types of boundaries by looking at the shape, size and form of state. We will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages to each and some of the characteristics common among these.
Students will work within a small table group to identify various political states from 1 continent according to its size, shape and type of political format (unitary, federal, etc.)
Today's Helpful Links:
Today's discussion will be on defining what a state is and the various types of boundaries that define the territory within a state.
Link to today's presentation on Boundaries & the Shape of Political States
Students will participate in a Socratic Discussion about regions seeking autonomy-- this is based on last week's webquest.
Today we will go over the Summative MCQ results; then you spend the rest of class working on a webquest that introduces you to some of the topics and concepts of Unit 4: Political Organization of Space. The document with instructions for the webquest is in your APHG Drop Folder. Please submit a link to this via the Google Form link provided on the document. There are a couple of questions you need to answer on the Google Form as well.
This webquest will help you prepare for a Socratic Discussion next class on the topics of discrepancies on the number of states (countries), territorial disputes, and political movements to push for political autonomy and form new states.
Neighborhood Geographer - link to student presentations:
Important info for MCQ:
Today you will complete a formative FRQ on CH. 4 (Pop and folk/local culture).
Afterwards we will begin to look at Chapter 6: Languages.
Helpful resources for today's lecture on Languages:
Unit 3, CH. 6 Languages - Overview & Lecture Slides
The second languages of every part of the world (Business insider)
Quizlet Vocab - Language (66 terms)
Quizlet Vocab - Rubenstein CH. 5 - Languages
Quizlet Vocab - Fouberg/Woods CH. 6 - Languages (short list)