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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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 English Language Arts
New Review Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the primary grades come to appreciate the wonderful diversity the world has to offer.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how the tropical belt is where the sun's energy is focused, allowing for the growth of rainforests.
K - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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While this video may be a little outdated, it does a great job covering each US region, states, and capitals.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
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
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
Asia Country: Tic Tac Toe
Enhance your geography class's knowledge of the countries on the Asian continent with this research lesson plan. 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
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
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
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
What's "In" On a Map?
Students explore world geography by analyzing maps. In this mapping lesson, 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
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
The Geography of the United States
Full of bright maps and interesting information, this presentation details U.S. Geography. Slides include basic facts about size, regions, topography, and demographics, as well as fascinating trivia about the United States, including rates of birth, death, and racial changes throughout the country (1990-2000).
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Travel Brochure Project
Designing a travel brochure is a classic project that will help your class members develop a variety of skills, such as researching informational texts, designing creative visual products, and communicating what you have learned.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US Geography: The Midwest
Students investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography instructional activity, students watch and discuss a video that depicts the Midwest of the US as the breadbasket of the country.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
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