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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
World Map (Black and White)
Political Map of Europe
Find the Continents and Oceans
Outline Map of Asia
Latitude and Longitude Map
Map of Southeast United States
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Geography Quiz: True or False
Africa Mapping Activity
United States Map (Outline)
Geography Quiz: The World
Map of Northeast United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Map of Midwest United States
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Map of North America
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
What Are Latitude and Longitude?
The War of 1812
Countries Quiz
Time Zones Around the World
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

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

Maps and Globes Resources

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

Geography Games & Puzzles

Name That State
Cities Around the World
Hawaii II Word Search
Name the State
Florida Word Puzzle
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Find the State
More Geography Games & Puzzles

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

United States Maps Gallery
Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
New England
Name That State! Quiz
A Map of Washington, D.C.
Name That State
USPS State Abbreviations
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
Capitals of the World Quiz
Continents of the World
Rivers and Lakes of the World Quiz
More Popular World Geography Resources

References

Christopher Columbus Facts
World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2009
Columbus's Voyages
Oceans and Seas
Mexico – Background Information
Just Where Was Columbus?
Languages by Country
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 15
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 30
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 11
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 14
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 27
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

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

Geography Resources for History Class

All About Early Explorers
Explorers' Routes
North to Canada: Facts and Review
Travel Quiz
Flags of the World Quiz
Continents Quiz
Mount Everest Quiz
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Weather Words
Chart of the Water Cycle
Comparing the Weather
The Oceans of the World
Climate Zones Map
What Is Continental Drift?
Drylongso
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Colorful World Map
Modified Orienteering
Plan a Vacation
Kids Count: Census Activity
Hawaii Commemorative Quarter
The United States Commemorative State Quarter Program
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Animal Research and Writing
Read the Map
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
Dora the Explorer Map (English)
Columbus Wasn't First
Letter for Great Mail Race
State Scavenger Hunt
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
Boy Pattern
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
Places Bulletin Board Example
My Place
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

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

Native American Resources

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

Voyages & Travels Resources

Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
Australia Poster
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
The Mayflower Compact
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

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

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Highlights

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: World War I Began (7/28/1914) and Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July 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: 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!