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Students participate in mapping activities. In this mapping lesson, students examine how to locate specific points on a map, use an atlas, write letters, graph information, and label a United States map. They simulate a truck trip around the state of Missouri.
Students investigate U.S. Geography by creating a map in class. In this natural resource lesson, students create a map of the United States and research the Northeast based on their resources and recyclable materials.  Students utilize the Internet to help identify all waterways.
Fourth graders examine the geography of North Carolina by examining directions. For this U.S. mapping lesson, 4th graders identify the three North Carolina regions and locate landmarks on a map. Students collaborate in groups to create directions in and around North Carolina..
Learners identify longitude and latitude and how they were, and are, determined, and discuss the rudiments of navigation in the eighteenth century.
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 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. In 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. In this historical lesson plan, 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.
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.
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.
Learners 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.
Learners 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 activity, 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.
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 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 read a story about buried treasure and make a map which uses their skills in map-making and learning directions.
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.

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