Geography Matters in History
This lesson has students consider the ways in which historical events and processes have been affected by geography. For example, the Lewis and Clark expedition was affected by many geographical phenomena, such as rugged mountains and strong river currents. Students will read historical features on the Internet, explain how geography affected those historical events or processes, and write stories describing how geographic variations might have led to different outcomes.
6, 7, 8
Geography, History, Human Behavior, United States History, World History, Writing (composition)
National Geographic Society