Geography Teacher Resources
Gallop the globe from the comfort of your own classroom with our large stock of teacher-reviewed resources on physical, political, and human geography, as well as skills for mapmaking and map analysis.
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Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections
High schoolers develop their geography skills as they analyze map projections. In this ethnocentrism lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to draw maps and then analyze the projections they created for distortion and bias.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 104 Downloads
World Geography Final Exam Review Quiz #3
In this world geography learning exercise, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions based on their knowledge of the world's places and features. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 75 Views 157 Downloads
New Review The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational text, comprehension and discussion questions, images, and map activities.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 30 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A World of Information
Students analyze data and statistics about countries around the world. They read graphs and charts, color a world map to illustrate the top ten statistics about the world, and write a paragraph to summarize their information.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 152 Downloads
Journey to Know You
Here is a wonderful series of lessons that combine elements of geography, language arts, and math into a unique educational experience that's all about US geography and places. In these lessons, pupils use math and mapping skills to calculate distance and travel time between US destinations.
7th Language Arts 17 Views 138 Downloads
World Geography: Children Overseas
Students explore world geography by participating in a child care activity. In this child sponsor lesson, students discuss the devastating lifestyles forced upon underprivileged children overseas and what can be done to help them. Students raise funds for the underprivileged and write letters to the boys and girls.
2nd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 28 Views 92 Downloads
US Geography (State and Capitals)
While this video may be a little outdated, it does a great job covering each US region, states, and capitals. The young narrators provide the name of each state and capital and provide an informational state fact that can be used to remember the state names.
8 mins 4th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 9 Downloads
US Geography: The Midwest
Students investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography lesson plan, students watch and discuss a video that depicts the Midwest of the US as the breadbasket of the country. They make billboards which advertise an agricultural product that would be associated with this part of the country.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 32 Views 79 Downloads
Explore Your State With Maps
Students create maps of their own state using information from the National Geographic "MapMachine" website. They draw and label features on a blank map of their state, discuss the geographic features of their state, and create a state map from memory.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 17 Views 44 Downloads
Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map
Second and third graders practice with basic map skills. They create their own map including a legend and a compass rose. This fabulous plan has many excellent websites linked which allow learners to explore maps of all kinds; including aerial photos of their own locations.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 76 Views 247 Downloads
I Am Freedom Bound!
Upper elementary and middle school learners engage in this awesome lesson plan on the Civil War. In it, they watch streamed video, perform Internet research, engage in hands-on activities, and use their geography skills to locate important events during this time period.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 69 Downloads
Geography and Culture of China
Take out a map, a paper, a ruler, and those coveted colored pencils for a lesson on Chinese culture and geography. This is a multifaceted approach to basic geography skills that incorporate story telling, class discussion, primary source analysis, map skills, and poetry to convey concepts of culture and geography pertaining to Chinese history.
7th Social Studies & History 21 Views 48 Downloads
Exploring an Atlas
Teaching kids how to use reference material can be fun! After a brief discussion on the type of information and ways to use an Atlas, learners go on an Atlas scavenger hunt. They break into teams and try to find as many items listed on the worksheet in the shortest amount of time.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 48 Views 194 Downloads
Asia Country: Tic Tac Toe
Enhance your geography class's knowledge of the countries on the Asian continent with this research lesson. Individuals or groups use books, the library, and the Internet to research one Asian country of their choice. Handouts and worksheet are included.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 36 Downloads
Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenscmidt? # 15
Where can that globe-trotting teacher be? Is your class ready to read an informational passage to find out where Mrs. Waffenschmidt is hiding this week? If they are, then they'll discover she's checking out the Rock of Gibraltar. A great way to read about world geography.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Young language arts pupils explore world geography through the reading of an informational text. As a class learners conduct research on the history, geography, culture, and politics of Canada while they read. They will need to define vocabulary terms from the book and answer study questions about the country as part of this lesson.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 9 Views 50 Downloads
World Population Growth PASS Preparation: Teacher Guide
Middle schoolers can prepare for an exam on world population growth with this slide show. Each slide contains a multiple choice questions where they must read and interpret maps, charts, and graphs containing information on world population growth.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 33 Downloads
What's "In" On a Map?
Students explore world geography by analyzing maps. In this mapping lesson plan, students discuss the different directions and areas of Earth while utilizing a compass. Students define a list of vocabulary terms associated with the globe and participate in a "Locate the State" class game.
3rd - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
An entertaining, and educationally valuable game of "tic-tac-toe" awaits your learners. They earn their "x's" and "o's" by correctly-answering questions on world geography. I've never seen this type of game before, and I believe that most learners would love it!
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads