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Geography Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice their geography skills. In this geography skills lesson, students locate, plot, and label places on maps and globes.
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This Is Tanzania

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore Tanzania. In this geography skills lesson, students read This is Tanzania by Richard Lupinsky, Jr. and discuss the impact that volcanoes have had on the nation. Students analyze the imagery in Lupinsky's piece and create...
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Baseball Challenge - Basic Geography Skills

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A fabulous presentation/activity based on geography. The author has designed a "baseball game" where batters advance to the next base if they correctly answer a multiple choice question about geography. Geographic terms are used, along...
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Physical Geography

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 22 short answer and map skills questions about the location and geographic features of sub-Saharan Africa.
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Using the Landscape Picture Map to Develop Social Studies Skills

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Enhance your class' geography skills using this resource. Explore a variety of concepts including production and distribution, and people and the environment. Learners make predictions and identify locations on maps. This is a creative...
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Geography Skills

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate the information included on a variety of maps. In this geographic skills instructional activity, 8th graders examine historical and contemporary maps. Students discuss the details they find on the map.
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Geomnemonics: Facilitating the Teaching of Social Studies Content with Geography Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore how to draw a world map by hand and how to locate countries.
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Hershey and the World: The 5 Themes of Geography and Google Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students invsestigate cocoa producing regions in the world. In this geography skills lesson, students examine how the 5 themes of geography affect the Hershey Chocolate Company as they compare and contrast cocoa production in America,...
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U.S. Geography: The West

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore the national parks of the American West. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "U.S. Geography: The West," and examine print and Internet sources about the national parks found there. Students feature their...
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Geography of Ancient Greece

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography skills activity, students read a selection about the geography of ancient Greece and then respond to 6 essay, short answer, and graphic organizer questions based on the selection.
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Site and Situation: Right Place at the Right Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students put their geography skills to work. For this geography skills lesson, students research maps and other primary and secondary sources to simulate the site selection process for the Pennsylvania Railroad Shops post World War II....
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Asia's Global Influence

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore Hong Kong. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "Asia's Global Influence," and then research the culture, landmarks, and geographic features of Hong Kong. Students use their research findings to design travel...
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Why Here? Why Not There? Origin of the Modern Olympic Games

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine Olympic locales. In this geography skills lesson, students analyze map information regarding nations of the world and determine which nations have the physical geography, cultural philosophies, and economic strengths to...
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The Equator

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate cultures located along the equator. In this geography skills lesson, students research the geography, history, culture, and tourism of Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Brazil, and Singapore. Young scholars write an...
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Mapping South America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore South America. In this South American activity, students use their geography skills to create population, terrain, biomes/vegetation, and major exports maps. Young scholars present their finished maps to their...
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Walking with the Emperors: Exploring Imperial Rome

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students travel Rome. In this geography skills lesson, students explore famous places in Rome with Google Earth tools. Students research the city of Rome and create touring videos that feature their findings.
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Living in Kansas Today

For Teachers K
Students compare and contrast urban and rural communities. In this geography skills lesson, students discover the attributes of the settings and respond to questions about cities and farms.
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North American Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a closer look at the geographic theme of place. In this geography skills lesson plan, students research their city and create murals that highlight its history, residents, landmarks, and resources.
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City Life In Europe

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore Paris. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "City Life in Europe," and conduct further research on the city of Paris and the country of France. Learners create postcards that feature Parisian landmarks. 
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French-Speaking Countries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the customs and culture of French-speaking countries. In this geography skills lesson, students research selected nations to learn about the culture, industries, lifestyles, and foods that are eaten there. Students...
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Mountains of the World Quiz 2

For Students 6th - 11th
In this geography skills activity, students respond to 10 short answer questions featuring famous mountain ranges of the world.
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I Am Freedom Bound!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Upper elementary and middle school learners engage in this awesome lesson plan on the Civil War. In it, they watch streamed video, perform Internet research, engage in hands-on activities, and use their geography skills to locate...
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Getting to the Core of World and State Geography

For Teachers 4th
Students create topography relief maps. In this geography skills lesson, students review geography core knowledge skills, design and make a state relief map, and compile a student atlas.
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Map Explorers

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice their geography skills. In this geography terms lesson, 3rd graders complete the Map Explorers Library Quest and practice using geography terms appropriately.

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