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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
Find the Continents and Oceans
World Map (Black and White)
United States Map (Outline)
Map of Southeast United States
Practicing Map Skills
Outline Map of Asia
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Political Map of Europe
Map of Northeast United States
Africa Mapping Activity
Latitude and Longitude Map
Map of U.S. Regions
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
Map of North America
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Geography Quiz: True or False
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
The War of 1812
Pilgrims Meet the New World
Time Zones Around the World
Climate Zones Map
Political Map of the World
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Latitude and Longitude
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Ocean Currents
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
More Popular Geography Lesson Plans


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

Maps and Globes Resources

Map of Midwest United States
Map Library – the World
Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
Latitude and Longitude
Explorers' Routes
Map of Southwest United States
Map Library
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

Cities Around the World
Magnificent Maps: Neighborhood Map
The Middle Atlantic States III
Magnificent Maps: Community Map
Name That State
Hawaii II Word Search
Name the State
More Geography Games & Puzzles

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

Map of Western United States
Map Library – United States
United States Maps Gallery
New England
Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
Mid Atlantic
Symbols of the United States
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
Origin of U.S. State Names
Columbus's Voyages
The Mayflower Compact
Types of Maps
Just Where Was Columbus?
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 18
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 22
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 11
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 13
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 32
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 10
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
Major Cities and Rivers in Russia
Mason and Dixon's Line
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
Regions by Rail
Facts about Utah
Country Capitals Quiz
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

All About Early Explorers
Native American Life on the Great Plains
Ferdinand Magellan
The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
Mapping the War: World War II
Continents Quiz
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Chart of the Water Cycle
Weather Words
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Children of Native America Today Activities
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Tectonic Plates
What Are Latitude and Longitude?
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
Colorful World Map
Weather Measurement
Plan a Vacation
Modified Orienteering
Literature & Math: Stories about Geography & Maps
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Animal Research and Writing
Read the Map
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Ben's Dream Teacher's Guide
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
Thoughts for the President
The Classroom: Map Reading
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
A Bedroom Map
Maps and Globes Book
Where I Live
Dora the Explorer Map (English)
More Art Activities for Geography

Earth Day Activities

National Park System of the United States
National Monuments in the U.S.
Changing Land
National Scenic Trails
Extreme Geographical Points of the United States
Rivers of the United States
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
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
Columbus's Discovery Maze
Columbus Discovers a New World
Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
Columbus Wasn't First
Columbus Day Activities
Where Was Columbus?
More Columbus Day Teacher Resources

Native American Resources

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

Voyages & Travels Resources

Australia Poster
Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Welcome Home
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
First Hot-Air Balloon Flight
Tallest Buildings in the World
Boy Pattern
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

Earth's Oceans
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
What Are Ocean Currents?
Plate Tectonics Test
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Oceans and Seas
Modeling Climates
More Oceans – Teacher Resources

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights in your classroom! Hanukkah begins at sundown December 6.

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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

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.