4th Grade: Where We are in Place & TimeCI: Human history and geological history are interconnected.
Lines of inquiry:
*How populations develop in a geographical area
*The impact of geological changes on human populations
*The impact of humans on geographical areas

-understand why certain regions of the Earth were settled and how different environments affected those settlements.
-analyze the physical characteristics of different regions and how these physical characteristics affected settlements across TX., U.S. and world.

Think of where the perfect place would be to live.
  • What type of land would it be?
  • Would you grow things there?
  • How many people would be there?
  • What would the climate be like?
  • How would different climates affect your choice?
  • Would there be much vegetation?
  • What types of vegetation would it be?
  • Would their be any wildlife? What kind?
  • What other natural resources would be there?

Location: Where is it?
Place: What is the area like? (people, landscape, climate)
Region: What physical or cultural grouping does the area belong?
Movement: How did people get there? Why would would people want to move or move away from there?
Humans & Environment: How does environment affect people who live there? What have they built? How have they changed the landscape?

General Resources:



Fact Monster: Texas
Learn About TX Regions
Texas Bird's-Eye Views: What did Texas look like from the sky, before we had the technology to see it with satellites? The Amon Carter Museum has collected aerial view drawings of many cities in Texas from the late 1800s. Some cities have more than one map drawn, documenting the rapid growth during this time period. Click on specific pictures to read more about each city.

Geographical Terms (Game)
Geography of China