Reading the World, Then and Now
Students distinguish geographic features using Ptolemy's map of the world.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Christopher Columbus: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Learn more about maps by examining Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World. Kindergartners will learn about basic map skills and how to identify the compass rose, oceans, and land masses. They will also discover the purpose of...
K Social Studies & History
Arthur's World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness
Kids become global anthropologists as they explore commonalities and differences both in their classroom and expanding across the globe. Throughout several activities, learners conduct partner interviews that culminate in Venn diagrams,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
New Review The Seven Continents Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn't enjoy an engaging scavenger hunt? Here, scholars listen to, and discuss, the informative text, Where is my Continent? by Robin Nelson. They then explore the seven continents and four major oceans using Google Earth.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
National Geographic World Atlas
You no longer need a bulky reference book or outdated maps to explore the globe! Take advantage of this opportunity to take a closer look at the world's geography with high-definition maps, and get up-to-date information on every country...
1st - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
World Geography: Children Overseas
Students explore world geography by participating in a child care activity. For this child sponsor lesson, students discuss the devastating lifestyles forced upon underprivileged children overseas and what can be done to help them....
2nd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Around the World, a Multicultural Unit
Students explore world geography by reading several books with their class. In this multicultural lesson, students read the books A Promise is a Promise, Arrow to the Sun and Bein' With You This Way. Students identify the characters and...
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
National Anthems Around the World
Students visit the World Viewer internet site created by National Geographic Xpeditions. They fill out a blank outline of the world map with the names of the countries they studied. They compare our national anthem with those of other...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History
Guess That Spice
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage students in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history...
1st - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)
What do papayas, peanuts, pineapples, and potatoes have in common? Why, they are foods explorers brought back to the Old World. Young researchers use the Internet to investigate how New World explorers helped change the Old World's diet....
K - 12th English Language Arts