Geography Teacher Resources
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United States Geography: Crossword Puzzle
In this geography activity, students use the 14 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate United States geography answers.
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.
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.
Students study the continents of the world. In this Internet geography lesson, students connect to online mapping games. Students collaborate in order to develop their understanding of world geography, including countries and capital cities.
The Geography of the Long March
Students explore physical geography in China. In this world geography lesson plan, students examine the geography of China and how it fits into the end of the dynastic system and the rise of communism in China.
Exploring an Atlas
Students explore global geography by participating in an atlas activity. In this countries of the world lesson plan, students collaborate in small groups and analyze an atlas while researching continents, countries and demographics. Students complete worksheets based on world geography.
Interpreting Rock Art of the Anasazi
Students explore ancient Anasazi people through samples of rock art preserved in public lands of the Four Corners region. The national parks, which protect this land from vandalism and neglect, serve as a showcase for this Native American rock art.
Sino Cuisine: The Art of Chinese
Students explore traditional Chinese foods. For this world geography lesson, students explore the geographical, historical, and philosophical relationships of cuisine in China to prepare and present a food dish.
St. Patrick's Day
Students participate in several environmentally friendly activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. For this holiday lesson, students read green-themed books such as Green Eggs and Ham and discuss the concept of "going green." Students demonstrate this concept by melting down unused crayons into a multi-colored crayon.
The Ultimate Road Trip
Sixth graders experience and practice real-world geography, science and math as they imagine planning out the ultimate road trip. They set goals and maintain a daily budget as they are given a set of rules as they plan their road trip with a partner.
Rockin' Round New York State
Students discuss their favorite rock groups and bands. They create rock groups that will be touring New York State. Students research cities in New York, determine dates of concerts, create touring itineraries, and develop Inspiration webs of different cities.
U.S. Geography: The West
Students explore the national parks of the American West. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "U.S. Geography: The West," and examine print and Internet sources about the national parks found there. Students feature their findings in travel brochures that they create.
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!
World Geography: Who am I?
Pupils are able to provide a basic description of one country that has arsenic in its water supply. They are able to locate these countries on a map. Students explore the majors countries that have been affected by arsenic contaminate in order to gain an understanding of their physical and cultural traits.
World Geography: Postcard from the Rim
Students are able to identify the areas of the world that are affected by arsenic contamination of the water supply. They are able to describe the ways in which various societies deal with the problem of arsenic contamination. Students are able to discuss how societies adapt to their physical environment.
World Geography: Water: The Indispensable Resource
Students are able to explain why water is an indispensable resource in a written essay and class discussion. They identify at least three examples of where water has been a source of conflict between societies from a reading and display in a chart form.
New! 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. New Jersey's nickname is the Garden State and Maryland is home of the Maryland Blue Crab. This clip covers the first two regions in the US.
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.
Cultural Diversity In The Classroom
Students engage in a lesson that supports the fact that Asian people are part of the educational culture in schools. The lesson includes background information for the teacher. With the completion of the unit students develop a personal identity and its relationship to the culture of Asia.