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
Young scholars 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 52 Views 104 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 18 Views 44 Downloads
50 States: New England States
Students discover where certain states are located and what the look like. They look for their information on a web site. Each student is assigned a state which they must research then present to the entire class.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 20 Views 91 Downloads
Abigail Adams: Integrating Social Studies and Language Arts
Third graders increase reading strategies while learning about Abigail Adams and her role in history. In this Abigail Adams lesson, 3rd graders read about the American Revolution and Abigail Adams using all the balanced literacy components.
3rd Language Arts 20 Views 49 Downloads
Geography A to Z: The Letter S
The letter S is the clue learners need to answer each of the seven geography questions on the activity. They answer questions about African, Canadian, Middle Eastern, and US geography using locations that begin with the letter S.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 53 Downloads
Geography A to Z: The Letter G
Using clues to answer questions is a way to increase deductive reasoning skills. Kids answer seven geography clues with answers all starting with the letter G. A great way to test world geography or warm up the class.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 25 Downloads
Investigating the Countries of the World
Explore world geography by creating presentations for different countries around the world. Researchers identify many different countries on a globe and select one for which they will create a presentation. They share their research and illustrations of their chosen country with the class.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 75 Downloads
Mystery State #12
What's better than learning about US geography? Having fun while your doing it! After reviewing each of the five given clues, learners attempt to name the mystery state. A great way to reinforce geography skills and deductive reasoning at the same time.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Basic U.S. Geography
Provide your 11th graders with a basic understanding of U.S. Geography. They label the state, regions, and boundaries found in the contiguous U.S. as well as Hawaii and Alaska. Then, they complete two Internet related activities.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 16 Views 50 Downloads
Compare US Cities for Compare/Contrast Expository Writing
Elementary schoolers explore US geography by comparing pictures from the early 20th century. They complete a worksheet based on their observations and use their discoveries to write a paper. Pictures are available to show or print for your class.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 82 Downloads
Sixteen fill-in-the-blank sentences require choosing between two options to complete the statement about United States geography. While intended as a guided reading activity for an unnamed textbook, the handout remains useful as a pre- or post-assessment on this topic.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Dutch, French, and Italian Empires, and the Results of Imperialism
Consider the results of imperialism by taking a critical look at the Dutch, French, and Italian empires. An outline of geography and a timeline of major events are presented for each of the countries. Pros and cons lists relating the results of imperialism is also included.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads
California's Golden History: 1848-1880
Using a variety of online resources, learners study life and society in California during the gold rush. They use a map to identify area where gold was located, explore pre-selected websites, describe mining practices, and create an advertisement to the transcontinental railroad.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 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 33 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
From Sea to Shining Sea: United State Geography Vocabulary
Learners read a passage (included) about America, its land, and seas. Students think about the meanings of the words contrasts, vast, grasslands, fertile, bayous, glaciers, tundra, and plateaus.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 13 Views 345 Downloads
My Summer Vacation
Students study the United States geography using Google Earth. In this U.S. geography lesson, students create travel journals about five U.S. geographical locations. Students research the human and physical characteristics for each region.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 43 Downloads