5 Themes of Geography – Persian Gulf War

National Geography Standard 1: How to use maps and other geographic representations,
tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information.

National Geography Standard 4: The physical and human characteristics of places.

National Geography Standard 5: That people create regions to interpret Earth’s complexity

A student will be able to:

Define Geography
Explain the 5 Themes
Analyze the 5 Themes with an example

Lecture and Discussion

Teacher could go in depth on one of these topics

Teacher could analyze the topic of boundaries. AP Human Geography – https://5purplesocks.weebly.com/chapter-82.html

Dr. Brands, Persian Gulf War, FPRI Video, https://www.fpri.org/multimedia/2017/03/tthe-persian-gulf-war-1990-1991/

Matthews, James and Cora J. Holt (1991). So Many, So Much, So Far, So Fast: United States Transportation Command and Strategic Deployment for Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm. https://www.history.army.mil/html/bookshelves/resmat/dshield_dstorm/somanysomuch.pdf

Gritzner, Charles F. Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?, https://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/courses/teachers_corner/155012.html

ArcGIS Online https://www.arcgis.com

  • Tom Mueller
  • California University of Pennsylvania
Related History Institute
Grade Level
  • Collage: Freshman
Time Frame
  • 50 minute period

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