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Geography Teacher Resources

Foster global awareness in your class with U.S. and world geography printables, lessons and references. Teach students about oceans and landforms with science activities and mapping resources. There are plenty of crossword puzzles and quizzes to test your students' knowledge of the earth's surface. Map and geography skills may be used in many subject areas including language arts, math, and history. These social studies resources can enhance any curriculum for kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Grade-level Geography Guides

Geography Guide - Grade 3
Geography Guide - Grade 4
Geography Guide - Grade 5
Geography Guide - Grade 6
Geography Guide - Grade 7

Printables for Grades K-5

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Find the Continents and Oceans
Outline Map of Asia
World Map (Black and White)
United States Map (Outline)
Africa Mapping Activity
What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Map of Southeast United States
Map of Northeast United States
Geography Quiz: State Capitals
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
The War of 1812
Geography Quiz: True or False
Map of Midwest United States
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
Map of North America
Political Map of Europe
Time Zones Around the World
Countries Quiz
Plate Tectonics Test
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

Latitude and Longitude
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Ocean Currents
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Australia Poster
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
More Popular Geography Lesson Plans

Quizzes

States and Capitals Quiz
U.S. Geography and Maps Quiz
Geographical Superlatives Quiz
Geography Quiz
Historical Geography Quiz
Continents Quiz
Country Capitals Quiz
More Geography Quizzes

Maps and Globes Resources

Practicing Map Skills
Map Library
Map of U.S. Regions
Map of Western United States
Map of Southwest United States
Latitude and Longitude Map
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

Cities Around the World
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Name That State
Hawaii II Word Search
A Geography Wordsearch
Florida Word Puzzle
Magnificent Maps: Neighborhood Map
More Geography Games & Puzzles

Technology Resources for Geography

Wonders of the World Questions
Wonders of the World
Researching Our National Parks
Up, Up, and Away
Fantasy Vacation
How Far Is It?
More Technology Resources for Geography

U.S. Geography Resources

United States Maps Gallery
Map Library – United States
Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
USPS State Abbreviations
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
New England
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

World Geography Resources

World Geography Glossary
Longest Street in the World
World Maps Gallery
Sailing Around the World
Mountains of the World Quiz
Map Library – the World
Capitals of the World Quiz
More Popular World Geography Resources

References

Christopher Columbus Facts
Origin of U.S. State Names
Geographical Highs, Lows, and Boundaries of the U.S.
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
National Park System of the United States
Languages by Country
Rivers of the United States
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 1
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 3
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 15
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 24
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 20
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 18
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 4
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
Continents of the World
Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
Mason and Dixon's Line
Major Cities and Rivers in Russia
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
Regions by Rail
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

Mapping the War: World War II
All About Early Explorers
Explorers' Routes
What Are the Modern Olympic Games?
The Iron Curtain and NATO
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Ocean Pollution
Chart of the Water Cycle
Weather Words
Children of Native America Today Activities
Climate Zones Map
Time Zones in the U.S.
Introduction to the Climatic Seasons
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Latitude and Longitude
Plan a Vacation
Modified Orienteering
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
Colorful World Map
Reading a Map
Map of the United States
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Animal Research and Writing
Read the Map
Geography Reading Warm-Up: Rainforests
Anaconda Reading Passage
State Scavenger Hunt
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Christmas Gift
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
Kente Cloth
A Bedroom Map
Maps and Globes Book
Where I Live
More Art Activities for Geography

Earth Day Activities

Science, Technology, and Society: Clean Machine
Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations in the United States, by State
National Scenic Trails
National Monuments in the U.S.
Highest Mountain Peaks in the United States
North American Continental Divide
Extreme Geographical Points of the United States
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Wildlife Week Resources

How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
What Animal Do I Admire?
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide

Columbus Day Activities

Christopher Columbus' Journey
Columbus Wasn't First
Columbus Day Activities
Just Where Was Columbus?
Columbus's Voyages
Columbus's Discovery Maze
Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
More Columbus Day Teacher Resources

Native American Resources

Native American Life on the Great Plains
Native American Tribes of the Great Plains
Indian Regions
American Indian Regions
The Earliest Americans Reading and Quiz
More American Indians & Native Americans - Teacher Resources

Voyages & Travels Resources

Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Welcome Home
Touring Mexico
First Hot-Air Balloon Flight
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
The Mayflower Compact
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

Earth's Oceans
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
The Oceans of the World
Oceans and Seas
Modeling Climates
Geography Reading Warm-Up: The Ocean
How Do Ocean Waves Cause Erosion?
More Oceans – Teacher Resources

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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: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), 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.