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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

Classroom Organization Tips
Did you resolve to get organized this year? Our Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips will help you get your classroom in shape for the months ahead, whether your existing system needs a tune-up or you're ready for a total overhaul.

February Calendar of Events
February is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chinese New Year (2/8), Mardi Gras (2/9), Valentine's Day (2/14), Presidents' Day (2/15), Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27), and Leap Day (2/29). Plus, celebrate Black History Month, Library Lovers' Month, National Heart Month all February long!

Black History Month
Black History Month (February) is here. Make sure you have the materials to help you teach this important topic, from historical figures (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks) and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, to slavery and the Civil War, to racism, discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement in America today.

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.