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Students explore world geography by participating in a child care activity. In this child sponsor lesson plan, 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.
Students discuss the seven continents of Earth and the diverse geography. After discussion, they create their own paper-mache globes which properly display all seven continents, the equator, and the prime meridian. They conduct research about the seven continents and examine maps before completing the project.
Elementary explorers study the geography of their own state and region. They create a three-dimensional map of their state, develop an atlas, read maps using longitude and latitude, and identify and analyze the five themes of geography. There are actually five lessons contained in this comprehensive resource, complete with reading references and handouts for your class.
Primaries are introduced to geography and how it is useful. They view photos of different places in the US, comparing them to their own region, explore maps and landscapes, and more. As a culminating activity, have small groups plan a skit, or design a booklet or other presentation about the town that they live in. The lesson is well-written and provides links to other lessons in geography.
Here is a wonderful series of lessons which focus on some of the great lakes and deserts of the world. Pupils research, discuss, and analyze these geographical forms by engaging in small-group/hands-on activities. That's the best part about these lessons! Learners are engaged, using their hands in each and every one. This impressive, 21-page plan has everything you need to successfully implement it with your class.
This resource does an excellent job of engaging and educating people on world geography. It includes informational flashcards as well as games. Though the graphics are designed for elementary players, people of all ages will have fun learning.
Students investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. For this US geography lesson, 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.
Students investigate the environment by designing a group project. In this ecology lesson plan, students identify the man made threats to the Amazon while reading environmentally conscience vocabulary terms. Students collaborate in groups to create a project and presentation which can spread information to other students about their cause.
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. A wonderful educational resource!