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New Review Create Your Own Country Project
Young scholars demonstrate their knowledge of geography with this fun, collaborative social studies project. Working in small groups, students develop their very own countries, writing descriptions of their physical location, social system, economy, and culture as well as creating a map of the nation and a picture of it's flag.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis, group reading and discussion, and a final group project whereby learners contribute to a creative class mural reflecting what they have learned.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 82 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Places in My World
Second graders explore where they are located on the globe. In this maps and globes lesson, 2nd graders use a map to show where they live and show the cardinal directions. Students identify characteristics of mountains, flat land, water, jobs, climates and attractions to an area they want to visit.
2nd Language Arts 12 Views 64 Downloads
Pirates Have Landed at Fresh Pond!
Students discover and practice the proper way to read a map and atlas. Using a map of Long Island on a paper grocery sack, they locate and label the water, beaches and lighthouses. They must also create a compass rose and place an X on the map where their house is located.
K - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Students do various activities to explain where the United States' desert region lies in relationship to the state in which they live, become familiar with plants and animals in the Sonoran desert, and make a story map of Roadrunner terrain.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
From the Mayflower to the Mall
Fourth graders draw a map including elements such as title, compass rose, legend, and scale. They describe how physical and human characteristics have changed since colonial times and develop a timeline based on information given in the passage.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Fourth graders explore geography of four distinct regions of California: mountains, coast, central valley, and desert. They locate California on map, identify state's boundaries and borders, and explore agriculture, a major economic feature of California.
4th Social Studies & History 14 Views 55 Downloads
United States: Physical Features Fun
In this map worksheet, students color and trace eleven listed features on a map of the United States. Students answer six additional questions about the map. A United States map is not provided. However, websites are provided to find a physical map for this activity.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 12 Views 102 Downloads
Fifth graders investigate the routes taken by the early explorers. In this explorers lesson, 5th graders use interactive notebooks, discussion and maps to discover the routes taken. Students get into pairs and label maps, and create questions about the hemisphere.
5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 46 Downloads
Fourth graders explore geography by participating in a map activity. For this historical research lesson, 4th graders identify the route John Smith took when he reached the United States and the regions which he inhabited. Students complete a Venn Diagram comparing Virginia in 1607 and Virginia in modern time.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 27 Downloads
The Four Directions
In this map of 4 objects worksheet, students study a map with 4 objects drawn on it. Students write the direction of where the barn, pigs pen, bail of hay and pond are located on the lines provided. Students write north, south, east or west as their answers.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 65 Downloads
New Review Introduction to World of Geography Test
Assess your learners on the five themes of geography and the most important key terms and concepts from an introductory geography unit. Here you'll find an assessment with 15 fill-in-the-blank and 14 multiple-choice questions, sections for labeling a globe and map projects, and two final essay questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 175 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable