Who Needs Geography?
Students write an essay explaining how each of four chosen occupations include Geography (i.e.: mental maps, etc.). Prior knowledge of the Five Themes of Geography would be helpful.
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Understanding Ethnocentrism by Analyzing Map Projections
Students 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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Africa: Interpreting Physical Maps
Get young cartographers looking at population densities in Africa. As they look at the continent, learners examine human features of particular regions in a physical map. They use clues about the geography of Africa to determine how the...
7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Geography, Climate, and Community in the Dominican Republic
Students familiarize themselves with the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic. In this Dominican Republic lesson, students use the given scenarios as starting points to analyze the geography and culture of the Dominican...
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Geography of American History - Native America
Students create a personal journal where they pretend they are trying to get people back to their own time who have traveled to present day through a portal, and use geographic information from Second Life to do so. In this geography...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History