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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
U.S. Map with State Capitals
Fun State Facts Printable Book (3-8)
Reading Warm-Up 22 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Find the Continents and Oceans
Map of Massachusetts
Geography Quiz: State Capitals
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

World Map (Black and White)
Map of Midwest United States
Quiz: Southeast United States
Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
Africa Mapping Activity
Outline Map of Asia
Activity: Making a Weather Map
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

United States Map (Outline)
What Is a Glacier?
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
The War of 1812
Political Map of Europe
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
How Do You Read a Topographic Map?
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

Latitude and Longitude
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Name That State
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Ocean Currents
More Popular Geography Lesson Plans


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

Maps and Globes Resources

Practicing Map Skills
Map Library
Map of Southwest United States
Map of Western United States
Map of the United States
Map of Northeast United States
Map of U.S. Regions
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

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

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

USPS State Abbreviations
Map Library – United States
United States Maps Gallery
Symbols of the United States
State Map Directions
Pacific West
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
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
Mexico – Background Information
Origin of U.S. State Names
List of State Nicknames
Oceans and Seas
Fifty Fun Facts About the Fifty U.S. States
Mexican Flag
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 1
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 3
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 6
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 8
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 10
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 12
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Continents of the World
Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
Regions by Rail
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
Facts about Utah
Historical Geography Quiz
Mason and Dixon's Line
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

Touring Mexico
Mapping the War: World War II
All About Early Explorers
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
Explorers' Routes
Down Mexico Way
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Chart of the Water Cycle
Activity: Making a Topographic Profile
Time Zones Around the World
What Are Ocean Currents?
Weather Words
What Are Climate Zones?
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Exploring Perimeter of Polygons (Gr. 5)
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Functions and Polynomials
Latitude and Longitude
Plan a Vacation
Modified Orienteering
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Reading Warm-Up 20 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Reading Warm-Up 18 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Animal Research and Writing
Reading Warm-Up 19 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Read the Map
Reading Warm-Up 24 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
Maps and Globes Book
Kente Cloth
Dora the Explorer Map (English)
What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
More Art Activities for Geography

Earth Day Activities

Economic Resources
Glaciers: Ice That Flows
National Scenic Trails
National Park System of the United States
National Monuments in the U.S.
Extreme Geographical Points 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
What Animal Do I Admire?
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide

Columbus Day Activities

Christopher Columbus' Journey
Columbus Day Activities
Columbus's Voyages
Where Was Columbus?
Just Where Was Columbus?
Columbus Discovers a New World
Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
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
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
First Hot-Air Balloon Flight
Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
Passport to Learning
Postcards: Student Planning Page
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

Earth's Oceans
Reading Warm-Up 17 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
What Are Some Ocean Landforms?
Plate Tectonics Test
Modeling Climates
Oceans Map
More Oceans – Teacher Resources


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

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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