Geography Skills Teacher Resources
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Le Tour de l'hemisphere en trois pays
Sixth graders practice to develop geography skill by identifying locations using a map and apply writing process strategies to develop a travel brochure for France, Quebec or the Ivory Coast.
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. A wonderful educational resource!
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. Additionally, they take a close look at the harships of slavery.
Our 50 States
Students identify the location of the 50 states using an interactive map. They practice geography skills by playing a fun game. Pupils become familiar with the state abbreviations for the US states. Students become familiar with the state capitals for the 50 states. They become familiar with major cities in the US
Baseball Challenge - Basic Geography Skills
A fabulous presentation/activity based on geography. The author has designed a "baseball game" where batters advance to the next base if they correctly answer a multiple choice question about geography. Geographic terms are used, along with a wide variety of other geographic skills. Very nice!
Geomnemonics: Facilitating the Teaching of Social Studies Content with Geography Skills
Students explore how to draw a world map by hand and how to locate countries.
Third graders practice their geography skills. In this geography terms lesson, 3rd graders complete the Map Explorers Library Quest and practice using geography terms appropriately.
Students journey back in time to early China. In this Chinese history lesson, students explore China's geography; read about the Shang, Zhou, and Han Dynasties; compare Confucianism and Daoism. Students create PowerPoint presentations that summarize the lesson.
Geography from Space
Students explore geography as seen from space. In this web-based lesson, students brush up on geography skills by identifying geographic locations based on satellite or aerial images and a brief clue.
Learning About the Globe
Students examine the following terms to increase their geography skills: globe, equator, prime median, Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and The United States.
Where In the World Are You?
Students discover the concepts of latitude and longitude. They practice using the coordinates to locate places on a map. They also examine the role of the sun and moon in dealing with latitude and longitude.
A New World and the Emergence of a New Race
Students study specific terms and concepts about the discovery of America. They improve their history knowledge about some Latin American regions and their map and geography skills of the New World. They describe what is meant by Cultural Pluralism.
World Fair? A Global Classroom Unit On Economic Rights
Students explore economic rights of people. After listening to statements and songs by people such as John Lennon and Mahatma Ghandi, students examine the truths and values depicted by each person. Students participate in a simulation to identify wealth distribution in the world. They discuss the gaps and inequalities in economic status. In groups, students prepare a dramatization about economic rights.
What if the Mormons had not come to Utah?
Fourth graders use critical thinking, evaluation, and geography skills to find alternative locations that Brigham Young could have taken the Mormons to settle.
Before, During and After
Young scholars investigate the causes and aftermath of war. In this research skills lesson, students research selected wars that United States was involved in to find information regarding what led to the conflict, the conflict itself and the aftermath of the conflict. Young scholars discuss their findings and respond to 13 questions pertaining to causes of war.
Geography Skills and Your Town
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.
Geography Skills Review Part 2
In this geography skills learning exercise, students use the provided map and chart data to respond to 17 fill in the blank questions about time zones, the military grid, and latitude and longitude.
Geography Skills Worksheet: Ancient Egypt
In this geography skills practice worksheet, students respond to 3 matching and 6 short answer questions about the provided map of ancient Egypt.
Where in the World Am I?
Students are introduced to geography skills. They answer questions on a worksheet using the internet and maps. They examine the area of Japan as well.
Heritage: What if the Mormons had not come to Utah?
Fourth graders use critical thinking, evaluation, and geography skills to find alternative locations that Brigham Young could have taken the Mormons to settle. They present their findings to Brigham Young and the class with a short oral presentation arguing for the preference of their location.