Sharing the Planet

(Worldly Wonderings)

Central Idea: Where you live influences how you live and the relationships between cultures

Key Concepts: connection, perspective

Lines of Inquiry:
-how the natural resources and location of a place are connected to the livelihood, politics, culture and opportunities of the people that live there.
-different perspectives about the natural world influence how cultures relate to the planet and each other.
-how countries share their ideas and natural resources

Teacher Questions:
How are people around the world the same or different from me?
What do other parts of the world look like?
How do different cultures relate to each other and share resources/ideas?

Helpful Websites:

World Atlas

World Atlas II

National Geographic Atlas

CIA World FactBook

A Kid's Life In....

What the World Eats,29307,1626519,00.html

China Facts


10 Poorest Countries in the World

Exploring Africa

Global Connections in the Middle East

Kids World Travel Guide

Students of the World

Fact Monster: Countries of the World

National Geographic - Countries

World FactBook

Kids.Gov - Countries and Cultures

Global Snapshots - Nigeria

Nigeria's Living Conditions Video

Countries and their Natural Resources

5 Themes of Geography: A Framework for Studying the World Powerpoint

5 Themes of Geography of Equador Graphic Organizer

Equador Wow Story

Geography Themes of a German City and a U.S. City

Geography games

Water Water Aid


The Water Project

The World's Water


Major Bodies of Water

Shipping By Sea

Water Book

Water: The Hydrosphere