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Planning Template for Units

Geography | Culture | Government | Economics | History

World Community 1

World Community 2

World Community 3

World Community 4

Local Community


Where is the community located?

Why is it located there?

What are the key characteristics of the particular region or location in which the community is found?

How have the people and the environment interacted over time?

How is this region similar to and/or different from other areas on the Earth's surface?


Notes to the teacher:

  • Select the world communities and fill them in on the template for World Community 1, 2, 3, 4 (and any other world communities you add).

  • Use the areas in each World Community column to fill in what resources and/or materials your district will use to answer the questions in the Characteristic column.

  • Think about which skills you will incorporate and where, as you decide which materials your district will use.

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