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

Summer
Summer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

July Calendar of Events
July is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Ice Cream Day (July 17), First Moon Landing (July 20, 1969), Parents' Day (July 24), and World War I Began (July 28, 1914). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July 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, 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.