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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)
Find the Continents and Oceans
Political Map of Europe
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
United States Map (Outline)
Geography Quiz: The World
Africa Mapping Activity
Map of Northeast United States
Map of U.S. Regions
Map of North America
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

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

Lesson Plans

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


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

Maps and Globes Resources

Practicing Map Skills
Map Library
Map Library – the World
Map of Midwest United States
World Maps Gallery
Latitude and Longitude
Explorers' Routes
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

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

Technology Resources for Geography

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

U.S. Geography Resources

Fun State Facts Printables Slideshow
Map of Southwest United States
Name That State! Quiz
Map Library – United States
Map of Western United States
United States Maps Gallery
New England
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


Christopher Columbus Facts
Oceans and Seas
Columbus's Voyages
World's 50 Most Populous Countries: 2009
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
Fifty Fun Facts About the Fifty U.S. States
Mexico – Background Information
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 15
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 3
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 7
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 6
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 20
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 34
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 10
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

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

Geography Resources for History Class

All About Early Explorers
Continents Quiz
Flags of the World Quiz
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
North to Canada: Facts and Review
Travel Quiz
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Chart of the Water Cycle
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Weather Words
Comparing the Weather
Climate and Vegetation Regions
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
Climate Zones Map
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Modified Orienteering
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Colorful World Map
Math in Science: Around the Clock
The Equator
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
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
Columbus Wasn't First
The Oceans of the World
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Vermont Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Compass Rose
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
Kente Cloth
Boy Pattern
Maps and Globes Book
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
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide
What Animal Do I Admire?
Anaconda Reading Passage

Columbus Day Activities

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

Native American Resources

Native American Life on the Great Plains
Indian Regions
American 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)
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
Aboard the Mayflower - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 2 of 7)
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
The Mayflower Compact
Places Bulletin Board Example
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

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


Back to School Headquarters
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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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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