Theme Library

Map of Europe on a Globe

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

Find the Continents and Oceans
U.S. Map with State Capitals
Latitude and Longitude Map
United States Map (Outline)
Practicing Map Skills
Map of U.S. Regions
World Map (Black and White)
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Latitude and Longitude
Geography Quiz: The World
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
Map of Southeast United States
Africa Mapping Activity
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
Map of North America
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Outline Map of Asia
Political Map of Europe
Continents Quiz
Geography Quiz: True or False
What Are Latitude and Longitude?
Time Zones Around the World
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

Latitude and Longitude
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
More Popular Geography Lesson Plans


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

Maps and Globes Resources

Map of Northeast United States
Read the Map
Western Hemisphere Map
Map of Midwest United States
Map Library – the World
United States Maps Gallery
Map Library
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

Name That State
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
A Geography Wordsearch
Cities Around the World
Hawaii II Word Search
Magnificent Maps: Community Map
Columbus's Discovery Maze
More Geography Games & Puzzles

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

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


Christopher Columbus Facts
Columbus's Voyages
Types of Maps
Oceans and Seas
Just Where Was Columbus?
Fifty Fun Facts About the Fifty U.S. States
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
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 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 4
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 7
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 11
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 22
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
Mason and Dixon's Line
The Names Have Changed
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
Regions by Rail
Facts about Utah
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

All About Early Explorers
Explorers' Routes
Countries Quiz
Columbus Wasn't First
The War of 1812
Travel Quiz
Native American Life on the Great Plains
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Chart of the Water Cycle
Climate Zones Map
Weather Words
Reading a Map
Tectonic Plates
Oceans Map
Contour Lines Activity
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Colorful World Map
Modified Orienteering
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
Weather Measurement
Map of the United States
Time Zones in the U.S.
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Animal Research and Writing
The Classroom: Map Reading
Postcards: Student Planning Page
The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
U.S. Geography -- Analogies
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
The Middle Atlantic States Crossword Puzzle I
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

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

Earth Day Activities

Highest Mountain Peaks in the United States
Geographical Highs, Lows, and Boundaries of the U.S.
National Park System of the United States
National Scenic Trails
Science, Technology, and Society: Clean Machine
Experiment Activity: Experimenting with Erosion Control
World Heritage Sites in the United States
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

Columbus Discovers a New World
Christopher Columbus' Journey
Where Was Columbus?
Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
Columbus Day Activities
More Columbus Day Teacher Resources

Native American Resources

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

Voyages & Travels Resources

Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Australia Poster
The Mayflower Compact
Howard Hughes Sets Speed Record
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Earth's Oceans
What Are Ocean Currents?
Geography Reading Warm-Up: The Ocean
The Oceans of the World
Modeling Climates
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
More Oceans – Teacher Resources

Free 7-Day Trial for TeacherVision®

Sign up for a free trial and get access
to our huge library of teaching materials!

Start Trial


Free Gift with Newsletter Sign-Up
Do you receive our free newsletters? We send out seasonal content tie-ins, topical resources, and daily activities. And now when you sign up for any TeacherVision newsletter, we'll send you a packet of our most popular back-to-school essentials as a free gift!

October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher's Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.