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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

Map of Southeast United States
Fun State Facts Printable Book (3-8)
USPS State Abbreviations
Map of Mexico
All About Early Explorers
U.S. Map with State Capitals
Find the Continents and Oceans
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is a Glacier?
Map of Northeast United States
Quiz: Midwest U.S. State Capitals
Quiz: Southeast United States
What Are Ocean Currents?
World Map (Black and White)
The War of 1812
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Africa Mapping Activity
Outline Map of Asia
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Pacific West
United States Map (Outline)
How Do You Read a Topographic Map?
Political Map of Europe
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Maps and Globes Resources

Explorers' Routes
Map Library
Practicing Map Skills
Map of Midwest United States
Latitude and Longitude Map
A Map of Washington, D.C.
Map of Africa
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

Name That State
U.S. Place Names Word Search
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Florida Word Puzzle
Cities Around the World
Name the State
Hawaii II Word Search
More Geography Games & Puzzles

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

Map of U.S. Regions
Map of Southwest United States
Map of Western United States
Map Library – United States
United States Maps Gallery
Virginia State Map with Physiography
U.S. Geography -- Sequences
More Popular U.S. Geography Resources

World Geography Resources

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


Christopher Columbus Facts
Origin of U.S. State Names
Oceans and Seas
Columbus's Voyages
Just Where Was Columbus?
Types of Maps
Fun Facts About Australia
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 3
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 1
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 13
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 3
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 23
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 28
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
Continents of the World
Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
Regions by Rail
Facts about Utah
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 18
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

Mapping the War: World War II
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
Columbus Day Activities
Countries Quiz
The Iron Curtain and NATO
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
Chart of the Water Cycle
Weather Words
Ocean Pollution
What Is Continental Drift?
Time Zones Around the World
Oceans Map
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Latitude and Longitude
Plan a Vacation
Colorful World Map
Modified Orienteering
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Reading Warm-Up 18 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Animal Research and Writing
Reading Warm-Up 17 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Reading Warm-Up 24 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
The Classroom: Map Reading
50 States to Celebrate Discussion Guide with Common Core Connections
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
Dora the Explorer Map (English)
Maps and Globes Book
Kente Cloth
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
More Art Activities for Geography

Earth Day Activities

Glaciers: Ice That Flows
Economic Resources
National Park System of the United States
North American Continental Divide
Science, Technology, and Society: Clean Machine
Experiment Activity: Experimenting with Erosion Control
National Park Poster
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Wildlife Week Resources

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

Columbus Day Activities

Christopher Columbus' Journey
Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
Where Was Columbus?
Columbus's Discovery Maze
Columbus Wasn't First
Columbus Discovers a New World
More Columbus Day Teacher Resources

Native American Resources

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

Voyages & Travels Resources

Australia Poster
Curious George's Transportation
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
First Hot-Air Balloon Flight
Postcards: Student Planning Page
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

Earth's Oceans
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Plate Tectonics Test
Modeling Climates
How Do Ocean Waves Cause Erosion?
What Is the World Ocean?
Test: The Oceans
More Oceans – Teacher Resources


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: May Day (5/1), National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/9), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

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, 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.

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.

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