K.7 - People, Communities and the Physical Environment

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People and communities are affected by and adapt to their physical environment.

Climate, seasonal weather changes, and the physical features associated with the community and region all affect how people live.
  • Students will describe and give examples of seasonal weather changes and illustrate how weather affects people and communities.

Supporting Materials


Crazy For California

Travel reporters Sandy Feet and Sunny Burns take you on a madcap journey across the Golden State which you will not soon forget.

Keywords: travel, landmarks, rhyme, California, geography, United States


Crazy for Canada

Take a trip unlike any other in the company of Lester B. Beaver who travels across the country trying to discover the true meaning of Canada. A great geography lesson for young children who want to learn more about Canada.

Keywords: travel,...


How Location Affects Life: Different Areas, Climate, Latitude, and Longitude

Students examine geographical and human factors that affect personal and societal ways of life. Physical components such as climate, landform and relative location are discussed, expanding a learner's understanding of characteristics within northern and southern hemispheres, differing latitudes...


Our California

Award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan celebrates the wonders of her home state. Jaunty poems introduce California's major cities and regions.

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