Geography Guide - Grade 4

students reading a map  Each year, National Geographic holds the National Geographic Geography Bee. Thousands of students from all over the United States participate in preliminary rounds of the bee in their local schools and at the state level. Finalists are invited to Washington, D.C., to compete for the national championship.

These resources, which include maps, quizzes, fact sheets, and activities covering U.S. and world geography, will help you prepare your students for your school's Geography Bee. They are also valuable resources that can be used to enhance your geography curriculum throughout the year.

Geographic Information and Multimedia

Lesson Plans

Political and Geographic Maps

State Profiles

Additional Guides

Printable Activities and Exercises


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