The paper suggests that the five fundamental themes of geography can serve as a good starting point for understanding how geography affects lives everyday in every way. Geography serves to remind people how interwoven geographic concepts are in individuals' lives. Ten activities are suggested to incorporate the five fundamental themes into a literature-based program. Some of the activities introduce vocabulary and geography to students in a non-traditional way. Other activities include biographies of family migration, songs, speech, dispersion of animals throughout the world, foods, clothing, dogs of the world, fabric, literature, and an ice-breaking activity requiring participants to locate places on a map. (EH)
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Maryland Council for the Social Studies (Annapolis, MD, October 1994).