The Five Themes of Geography: Story Webbing Robinsons
A lesson plan on the Swiss Family Robinson.
• To understand how humans adapt to variations in their physical environment [the human/environment interaction].
2nd Grade - 3rd Grade - 4th Grade
Print the lesson plan (see below).
Materials: Social Studies class textbook Geography chapter [key terms section], copies of the novel: The Swiss Family Robinson, copies of the "Story Web" graphic organizer worksheet 3A, a video of The Swiss Family Robinson [with approval by instructor - Disney film]; copies of the USDA Food Pyramid [www.mypryamid.gov].
Timeline: 2 Weeks
1. Students define the key terms for the Geography/Human Interaction chapter/section in their notebooks.
2. Teacher discusses the definitions of the key terms; Students write one sentence for each key term.