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Second graders explore the part that religion plays in a culture. They explore how many different religions there are in the world and where they're located.
Students define key geographic terms and track a hurricane on a map. They examine various types of maps and find locations on them,including rivers, cities and mountains.
Students are introduced to the state quarter program and examine the Colorado state quarter. They locate Colorado on a map and create a map with a key. They discuss the state motto and examine pictures of the state's geographical features.
The teacher displays a $20 bill, the students discuss ways to decide what to do with the money. As students brainstorm things to do with the money, the teacher writes them on the board, grouping them into similar categories: "buy goods," "buy services" and "save the money." They read the story "The Big Green Pocketbook." Students discuss whether workers and businesses provide a good or service to consumers.
Students explore the concept of cardinal directions. For this geography lesson, students identify the compass rose on a large U. S. map and then discuss the cardinal directions.
Third graders explore the geography of early Nevada. For this historical lesson, 3rd graders create a map, PowerPoint, and art piece covering Nevada and its history while also writing sentences and rhymes, and answering questions in order to understand where Nevada is located and how their community was developed.
Second graders discuss map making and how to read maps. In this map lesson, 2nd graders listen to the story Me on the Map and discuss the importance of maps. They create their own map of an imaginary island complete with symbols and a map key. 
Students read Nina Bonita by Ana Maria Machado. In this reading comprehension/ geography lesson, students recall various parts of the story and create a map of where the rabbit traveled throughout the story. They participate in group discussions about setting and observations of race intolerance, which is brought up in the story. This lesson includes ideas for extension activities.
Establishing clear expectations is a good way to help kids know what they should be focusing on in class. Here is a study guide, perfect for handing out at the start of a unit on geography. They'll use each of the 18 topics and assignments as they move through the unit. Note: This is a study guide only.
Young scholars use the four directions of a compass rose to locate classroom features. In this directions lesson plan, students locate the features by identifying directions.
Students discover how to use maps and why they are important when using a map. They calculate distance using a map scale and time using travel speed and a map scale.
Students investigate the role of lighthouses in navigation and practice the use of cardinal directions through reading activities, discussion, locating geographical features, and mapping lighthouses along the east coast of the United States.
Students identify the similarities and differences between different maps and globes. Individually, they create a map of their classroom along with a compass rose. They also practice reading maps as a class and finding specific locations.
In this geometric terms worksheet, students solve the problems by finding geometric terms to describe the compass rose and the hands on the clock. Students then complete a reasoning and representing word problem about angles and lines.
Students practice locating points on a large wall grid and create and label a neighborhood map. In this geography lesson, students spell and discuss places as the teacher places them on the map. They discuss the concept of an alphanumeric grid for location purposes. Students locate places using the grid system and complete a related worksheet.
Students locate the local community, surrounding communities and major geographic features of the SE Utah and the Four-Corners region on a map, after receiving direct instruction.
Eighth graders examine how to read and interpret maps using the scales, legends, and the compass rose. They locate landforms, and major waterways that were associated with the Oregon Trail and County. They investigate the concept of Manifest Destiny. Finally, they complete a homework assignment.
Third graders label a map of Australia. Using the internet, they research the history and maps of the continent and print a blank map. They review on how to use a compass rose and legend. In groups, they create a brochure to share with their classmates making others wanting to go visit the country.
Fourth graders investigate and identify the main geographic parts of Arizona. They analyze a map and discuss the state flower and bird, how to use a compass rose, and identify the main geographic parts on the Arizona map. Next, they write a story about traveling across Arizona.
Sixth graders classify maps including political maps, road maps, topographic maps, and thematic maps/historical maps. They answer a variety of questions on different types of maps. Students also review the basic parts of a map (compass rose, legend, purpose, etc.).

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