Divide the class into groups. Have each group brainstorm one of the following questions, jotting down notes to share with the rest of the class. Have the groups share their notes with the rest of the class. Have each student use the brainstorming from the group and the class discussion to individually address one of the questions in writing.
- How have physical and human geographic factors influenced major historic events and movement?
- How have the allocation of resources impacted world competition and conflict?
- How does the spatial organization of society changed over time?
- What are significant physical features that have influenced historical events?
Have the students create a concept map using one of the concepts discussed in class. Have them present their map to the class, explaining how the items on the map are related and how this group of ideas makes sense to them.