Lower Secondary Geography I
Geography is a systematic study of the Universe and its features. Traditionally, geography has been associated with cartography and place names.
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This course is based on National Curriculum Development Center Learners Textbook.
This Learner’s Textbook provides a course in Geography for Senior One, the first year of Secondary school. You should study all chapters of this book. The book has been written following the revised Geography Syllabus for Lower Secondary. This book is based on an interactive approach to learning. This means that you are expected to learn the geography in this book by doing the activities in each chapter, not just by listening to the teacher or reading the book.
The activities are an important part of the book because you will not be able to learn the ideas well unless you do all the activities.The Senior One Learner’s Textbook consists of nine chapters and each chapter will assist you to understand other chapters ahead. So read the chapters following the order of the book.As you use this book, you will learn about the nature of Geography as a new subject and the importance of studying it. You are also going to learn how Geography is related to other subjects you are going to study in secondary school. So learning Geography will assist you to understand other subjects in a better way.
In addition, this book will teach you many skills such as drawing, reading and using maps; collecting and communicating information about an area; reading and interpreting pictures and others. You are going to find these useful in your day-to-day activities including in your life after school.
Completing all topics in this course culminates in the completion of Geography classroom requirements for Senior One.
Total learning: 46 lessons Time: 25 weeks
Chapter One: Introduction to Geography
Chapter Two: Showing the Local Area on a Map
Chapter Three: Maps and Their Use
Chapter Four: Ways of Studying Geography
Chapter Five: The Earth and Its Movements
- What Shape is the Earth?Lecture5.1
- Movements of the EarthLecture5.2
- Why is the Earth Divided into Zones with Different Temperatures?Lecture5.3
- Activity of IntegrationLecture5.4
- Chapter SummaryLecture5.5
Chapter Six: Weather and Climate
Chapter Seven: Relief Regions of East Africa
Chapter Eight: Formation of Major Landforms and Drainage in East Africa
Chapter Nine: Climate and Natural Vegetation of East Africa
- What are the Characteristics of the Main Types of Climate?Lecture9.1
- What Factors Influence Climate in East Africa?Lecture9.2
- Types of Vegetation in East AfricaLecture9.3
- Drawing a Climate GraphLecture9.4
- What are the Factors that Affect the Climates of East Africa?Lecture9.5
- Activity of IntegrationLecture9.6
- Chapter SummaryLecture9.7
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