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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
North to Canada: Facts and Review
World Map (Black and White)
Find the Continents and Oceans
Political Map of Europe
Outline Map of Asia
Map of Southeast United States
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Geography Quiz: True or False
United States Map (Outline)
Latitude and Longitude Map
Map of Northeast United States
Africa Mapping Activity
Geography Quiz: The World
Animal Research and Writing
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
Map of North America
The War of 1812
Countries Quiz
Capitals of the World Quiz
Time Zones Around the World
Flags of the World Quiz
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

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


Geography Quiz
U.S. Geography and Maps Quiz
States and Capitals Quiz
Weather and Oceans Quiz
Historical Geography Quiz
Country Capitals Quiz
Continents Quiz
More Geography Quizzes

Maps and Globes Resources

Map Library
Practicing Map Skills
Map of Midwest United States
Map Library – the World
World Maps Gallery
Map of Southwest United States
Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

Cities Around the World
Hawaii II Word Search
Name That State
Name the State
Find the State
A Geography Wordsearch
Columbus's Discovery Maze
More Geography Games & Puzzles

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

Map of U.S. Regions
Map Library – United States
United States Maps Gallery
Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
Fun Facts About Chicago
Symbols of the United States
Map of Western United States
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

World Geography Resources

World Geography Glossary
Longest Street in the World
Sailing Around the World
Mountains of the World Quiz
Continents of the World
Rivers and Lakes of the World Quiz
Colorful World Map
More Popular World Geography Resources


World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2009
Christopher Columbus Facts
Just Where Was Columbus?
Columbus's Voyages
National Park System of the United States
List of Firsts for U.S. Cities
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 3
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 4
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 6
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 7
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 1
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 3
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
Mason and Dixon's Line
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
Regions by Rail
Facts about Utah
Changing Borders
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

All About Early Explorers
Travel Quiz
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Christopher Columbus' Journey
Explorers' Routes
Where Was Columbus?
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

What Is the Ring of Fire?
Chart of the Water Cycle
Comparing the Weather
What Are Latitude and Longitude?
Weather Words
The Oceans of the World
Climate and Vegetation Regions
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Latitude and Longitude
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Modified Orienteering
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
Hawaii Commemorative Quarter
The Equator
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Read the Map
Dora the Explorer Map (English)
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide
Mount Everest Timeline
Matching Animal Habitats
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
Maps and Globes Book
Places Bulletin Board Example
Boy Pattern
More Art Activities for Geography

Earth Day Activities

National Scenic Trails
National Monuments in the U.S.
Extreme Geographical Points of the United States
Rivers of the United States
Geographical Highs, Lows, and Boundaries of the U.S.
Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations in the United States, by State
Highest Mountain Peaks in 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?
Anaconda Reading Passage
On the Far Side of the Mountain

Columbus Day Activities

Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
Columbus Wasn't First
Columbus Day Activities
Columbus Discovers a New World
More Columbus Day Teacher Resources

Native American Resources

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

Voyages & Travels Resources

Crossing the Atlantic by Rowboat
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Passport to Learning
Australia Poster
The Mayflower Compact
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Earth's Oceans
Plate Tectonics Test
Oceans and Seas
Modeling Climates
Word Search: The World's Oceans
Criss-Cross Puzzle: Oceans
More Oceans – Teacher Resources


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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