Regional Geography Teacher Resources
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Students explore the geographic and cultural diversity of Washington State. In this Washington State activity, students research the Coastal Puget Sound, and Inland Plateau areas of the state and the lifestyles of the people who live in them and have lived in them. Students write realistic fictional stories about the people of each region.
Invite your youngsters to learn about a state or region through their choice of a creative project. The resource lists 15 project options that range from a 3-D map of the area, to a puppet show about the region. Pupils can also propose their own project idea if none of the options are appealing.
Students invsestigate cocoa producing regions in the world. In this geography skills lesson, students examine how the 5 themes of geography affect the Hershey Chocolate Company as they compare and contrast cocoa production in America, Africa, and Asia. Students write essays based on their findings.
In this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about the economy and culture of Canada prior to responding to 4 short answer questions and completing 1 graphic organizer based on the selection.
Learners examine the geography of Africa. In this geography lesson plan, students take notes on the geographic regions of Africa as they are presented by the instructor.
Display U.S. and Canadian climate and vegetation through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the geography of these regions, take notes, and answer 3 comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, however it seems students may be expected to copy it into a notebook, since it is quite small. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.
In this geography worksheet, students read about regions, then look at 2 pictures of different regions and complete a short answer question for each.
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
Here is a great series of lessons all about Australia. Learners get into groups and perform some research on one of the six Australian states. On day four, they will present the information they find to the class as a group. The lesson plan has some excellent websites that pupils can access to perform their research, and a good worksheet embedded in the plan to help keep their presentation on track. A terrific teaching resource.
Young scholars read about and discuss the fifty-three recommended travel destinations for 2008 from the Travel section of The New York Times. They list three places they would each like to visit, read and discuss the news article, and create clues for a geography game based on some of the countries they read about.
Get a global perspective and examine the challenges facing Mahmoud Abbas, the newly elected president of the Palestinian Authority. Thoughtful classroom citizens write letters to Mr. Abbas, asking him questions and suggesting advice. This is an extremely well written activity, which includes links to solid source materials.
Young scholars examine the marketing and production of the studenT television program "Sesame Street" in various countries around the world. They create a character for a studenT program that reflects the current issues and values of their communities.
Students study the history and importance of the Triborough Bridge in New York City, and then research different bridges and prepare presentations about them. They, in groups, research a bridge and prepare a poster about it.
In this lesson, learners consider their prior knowledge about Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and consider the immediate events surrounding his death. They then create timelines and write papers examining his political career.
Students explore the geography and history of Polynesia; become familiar with ancient and modern Polynesian culture and the relationship of Polynesian people with the sea; study American Samoa and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary; and develop a public action plan to protect the marine resources of the area, drawing upon aspects of local Polynesian culture.
Learners explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran. In this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the city. Learners also create a musical instrument that these five cities are known for.
Students examine the recent truce between the Israeli and Palestinian governments. They explore the turbulent history of these groups and the recent developments from the viewpoints of Middle Eastern nations in preparation for a mock peace summit.
Students explore the accomplishments of King Hassan II of Morocco and those of the new leader of the country, King Mohammed VI, who was crowned Morocco's monarch following his father's death on July 23, 1999.
Students consider features of skyscraper using descriptive words, reflect on notion of skyscraper as orientation point in a city, and explore New York Times Building in Manhattan by reading and discussing article, "Pride and Nostalgia Mix in The Times's New Home." Students then investigate skyline of international city, choose skyscraper to research, sketch architectural additions, and/or create poems to describe their ideal urban structures.
Learners study about wide scale construction and development in Moscow and its impact on cultural and historic preservation. They research the political, social, economic, and cultural changes in the former Eastern Bloc and create a post-Soviet website.