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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
Santa's Christmas Route
Map of Southeast United States
Find the Continents and Oceans
United States Map (Outline)
World Map (Black and White)
Africa Mapping Activity
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Latitude and Longitude Map
Map of Northeast United States
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
Political Map of Europe
Outline Map of Asia
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Map of Midwest United States
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Geography Quiz: True or False
The War of 1812
Map of North America
Countries Quiz
Climate Zones Map
Time Zones Around the World
Mid Atlantic
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Maps and Globes Resources

Practicing Map Skills
Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
Map of U.S. Regions
Map Library
Map of Southwest United States
Explorers' Routes
World Maps Gallery
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

Find the State
Cities Around the World
Name That State
Columbus's Discovery Maze
The Middle Atlantic States III
The New England States Crossword Puzzle II
Hawaii II Word Search
More Geography Games & Puzzles

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

Map of Western United States
United States Maps Gallery
New England
Map Library – United States
USPS State Abbreviations
Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
Name That State! Quiz
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
Map Library – the World
Capitals of the World Quiz
Continents of the World
More Popular World Geography Resources


Christopher Columbus Facts
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
Just Where Was Columbus?
Mexican Flag
World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2009
Interesting Caves and Caverns of the World
Languages by Country
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 11
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 1
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 9
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 31
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 14
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 25
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
New Nations Quiz
Mason and Dixon's Line
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
Regions by Rail
Facts about Utah
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 18
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

Native American Life on the Great Plains
All About Early Explorers
Touring Mexico
Flags of the World Quiz
Mapping the War: World War II
Continents Quiz
Rivers and Lakes of the World Quiz
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Chart of the Water Cycle
Plate Tectonics Test
The Chinese Calendar
Weather Words
Introduction to the Climatic Seasons
What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Latitude and Longitude
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
Modified Orienteering
Hawaii Commemorative Quarter
The Equator
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

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

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
Modern London Landmarks
Places Bulletin Board Example
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
My State
More Art Activities for Geography

Earth Day Activities

National Park System of the United States
National Monuments in the U.S.
National Scenic Trails
Extreme Geographical Points of the United States
Rivers of the United States
Highest Mountain Peaks in the United States
Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations in the United States, by State
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Wildlife Week Resources

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

Columbus Day Activities

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

Native American Resources

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

Voyages & Travels Resources

Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Howard Hughes Sets Speed Record
Pilgrims Meet the New World
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

Earth's Oceans
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Oceans and Seas
Modeling Climates
The Oceans of the World
Crossing the Atlantic by Rowboat
More Oceans – Teacher Resources

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