Geography Guide - Grade 6

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

Quizzes

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Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.