Students compete in teams to accurately label as many specified geographic locations as possible for any given unit of social studies.
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Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Australian Geography Unit
At the heart of this resource is a beautifully detailed PowerPoint presentation (provided in PDF form) on the overall physical geography of Australia, basic facts about the country, Aboriginal history, and Australia culture and lifestyle.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics
Kenneth Waltz's 1979 book An Introduction of International Politics used game theory and rational calculation to discuss international relations. Learn more about the ways states rely on trust to interact with each other, and how large...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review An Introduction to Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel
Could geography really be the most logical explanation for the success rate of any given population? Jared Diamond makes his anthropological contention in his 1997 publication Guns, Germs, and Steel. A short explores his main points and...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
A Taste of Korea: A Chemistry-Geography Adventure
Learners explore the different aspects of Korean culture. In this geography lesson, students prepare different Korean dishes in the classroom. They create a visual display of things they learned about Korean culture.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History