In this unit, students will investigate settlement patterns to draw conclusions about a sense of place, first in their community and then in relation to other cities.
Students will compare and contrast the citizens in their community with those of another city in the context of their geographic, cultural, political and social characteristics.
Then students will recognize and evaluate the importance of a prominent immigrant group in their community.
They will examine the causes and consequences of the immigrant group's choice of settlement location, investigate its economic and cultural contributions to their town/city, and compare that Kansas settlement with immigrant settlements in other cities.
Students will investigate the human characteristics of the citizens of their own and other communities around the world, such as languages, customs, and food.
Students will recognize the consequences of people living in a community and how it impacts that environment over time and conversely how the physical environment impacts human activity in their community.
They will analyze how communities interact, using their community as the model.
In this unit, students will learn how to use geographic tools and location to analyze the influence of physical features on decision making.