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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
Map of Southeast United States
World Map (Black and White)
Africa Mapping Activity
Practicing Map Skills
Animal Research and Writing
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

United States Map (Outline)
Map of Northeast United States
Map of Midwest United States
Outline Map of Asia
Latitude and Longitude Map
Mapping the War: World War II
Quiz: Northeast U.S. State Capitals
More Popular Geography Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

The War of 1812
Political Map of Europe
Political Map of the Western Hemisphere
Geography Quiz: True or False
Map of North America
Political Map of the World
Time Zones Around the World
More Popular Geography Printables

Lesson Plans

Latitude and Longitude
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Ocean Currents
Name That State
Make a Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Triangular Trade in the Atlantic Ocean
More Popular Geography Lesson Plans


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

Maps and Globes Resources

Map of U.S. Regions
United States Maps Gallery
Map Library
Map of Southwest United States
Kente Cloth
Map Library – United States
Map Library – the World
More Popular Maps and Globes Resources

Geography Games & Puzzles

Name the State
Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides Series: Maps and Geography and Greek Mythology Classroom Guide
Cities Around the World
Name That State
Magnificent Maps: Community Map
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Hawaii II Word Search
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

Map of Western United States
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
Symbols of the United States
New England
Map of the United States
Mid Atlantic
Midwestern States Printables Slideshow
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
Just Where Was Columbus?
Oceans and Seas
Columbus's Voyages
Origin of U.S. State Names
Fun Facts About Australia
More Popular Geography References

Geography Skill Builders

Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 1
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 4
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 7
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 10
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 13
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 16
Skill Builders: Geography Challenge Questions, Week 22
More Geography Skill Builders

Political Geography Resources

Maps & Activities Printables Slideshow
Maps & Activities Printable Book (Grades 4-12)
Major Cities and Rivers in Russia
State Capitals and Largest Cities for Each State
Mason and Dixon's Line
Regions by Rail
U.S. Census Statistics from 1790-2010
More Political Geography Resources

Geography Resources for History Class

All About Early Explorers
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
Pilgrim Unit (7 lessons)
Explorers' Routes
Countries Quiz
The Iron Curtain and NATO
Famous Explorers Quiz
More Popular Geography Resources for History Class

Earth Science & Geography Connected

Chart of the Water Cycle
Mardi Gras or Carnival
The Chinese Calendar
Weather Words
Climate Zones Map
Glaciers: Ice That Flows
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Math & Geography Connected

Coordinate Grids (Gr. 3)
Latitude and Longitude
Colorful World Map
Plan a Vacation
Reading a Map
Modified Orienteering
Making Choices: Decision Making (Gr. 6)
More Popular Geography Activities for Math Class

Language Arts & Geography Connected

Read the Map
Spanish-Speaking Countries and Their Capitals
State Scavenger Hunt
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Dora the Explorer Map (English)
Matching Animal Habitats
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Geography

Art Activities for Geography

Maps and Globes Book
Compass Rose
A Bedroom Map
Where I Live
Favorite Places Bulletin Board
More Art Activities for Geography

Earth Day Activities

Geographical Highs, Lows, and Boundaries of the U.S.
National Park System of the United States
Economic Resources
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
Anaconda Reading Passage
On the Far Side of the Mountain
What Animal Do I Admire?
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide

Columbus Day Activities

Christopher Columbus' Journey
Columbus Discovers a New World
Columbus Wasn't First
Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
Columbus's Discovery Maze
Columbus Day Activities
Where Was Columbus?
More Columbus Day Teacher Resources

Native American Resources

Native American Tribes of the Great Plains
Native American Life on 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
Tallest Buildings in the World
Seeing the World Sub Kit (Grades 7-8)
Planning for the Voyage - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 1 of 7)
Postcards: Student Planning Page
William Bradford's Mayflower Passenger List
Touring Mexico
More Popular Voyages & Travel Resources

Ocean Resources

An Ocean Adventure Sub Kit (Grades 3-4)
Earth's Oceans
What Are Ocean Currents?
Plate Tectonics Test
Oceans Map
Length of the U.S. Coastline by State
Modeling Climates
More Oceans – Teacher Resources
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.