Regional Geography Teacher Resources
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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
"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.
4th - 8th Science 39 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
State or Region Project
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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
A New Era for Palestinians
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 lesson, which includes links to solid source materials.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 22 Downloads
A Leader's Lifetime and Legacy
In this lesson, students 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Have your middle and high schoolers analyze instances of celebrities using racial slurs or making prejudiced comments in public. After reading an article, they consider the roots and effects of prejudice and bias. As a class, they participate in a fishbowl discussion and write an apology speech for a celebrity who was caught using biased or offensive language.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 131 Downloads
A Comparison of Cloud Coverage Over Africa
Students use a NASA satellite data to contrast amounts of cloud coverage over different climate regions in Africa. They explore how Earth's major air circulations affect global weather patterns, and relate to local weather patterns.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Washington State Diversity: Three Geographical and Cultural Regions
Learners 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
The United States and Canada: Climate and Vegetation
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 learners may be expected to copy it into a notebook, since it is quite small.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 30 Views 190 Downloads
Students learn about a new culture. In this Native American environment lesson, students begin a unit on Native Americans where they learn about their homes and the environment they lived in. Students view pictures of Native American environments and record their observations.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 19 Downloads
Students are able to identify the causes and effects of erosion. They hypothesize ways to help curb erosion. Students are able to identify ways being used now to curb erosion. They are shown two different types of erosion, by putting some of the dirt in the box lid and some more in a paint tray.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 35 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 30 Views 52 Downloads
Students investigate diversity. In this diversity lesson, students look at a variety of apples in order to compare and contrast their physical characteristics. They apply the concept to people by listing how people are the same and different.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Mark Twain: Straddling the Civil War
Mark Twain's life, politics, writing, and role as a mirror of pre- and post-Civil War American culture are the focus 11th and 12th graders in this section from an expansive author study. A critical writing assignment comparing Twain to Lincoln culminates this well-wrought resource.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 23 Downloads
Hershey and the World: The 5 Themes of Geography and Google Earth
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 97 Views 398 Downloads
Subregions of Canada
In this geography skills instructional activity, 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.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 28 Views 137 Downloads
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Students 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 51 Views 198 Downloads
Making the Global Local
Students 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Bridging History and Technology
Young scholars 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 54 Downloads
Great Cities of the Middle East
Learners explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran. For 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.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 42 Views 268 Downloads