Physical Geography Teacher Resources

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EngageNY Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 3

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders will explore the way geography can impact people's access to books. They read informational texts and learn vocabulary related to physical geography. There is a final performance task at the end, and everything you need is...
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TeachEngineering: Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A multidisciplinary unit has young engineers explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential tool in planning any engineering projects. The lessons and activities in Part 1 of the unit look at GIS in general. Part 2 focuses on...
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Becoming Us: Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Three case studies make up a unit the looks at the power contentions and exchanges in the borderlands that have shaped the United States. The first case study focuses on creating the US southern border and the experiences of people...
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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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Geography 12

For Students 7th - 9th
Geography is such a fascinating subject for learners of all ages. Prepare learners with good guiding questions, which they can use while reading their texts. Each of the provided 13 questions requires a full paragraph response on the...
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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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Geography Now! Australia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Everybody loves Australia; if world politics were high school, this country would be one of the popular kids. That's according to a video profile that describes the island nation's political geography, physical geography, and...
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The Geography of Europe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the European Union? Where is it? Why is it? To begin a study of the EU, class members examine the physical geography of Europe and the size and population density of 28-member countries in comparison to non-member countries like...
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Physical Geography of Africa

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the topography of Africa.  In this physical geography lesson, 5th graders research the six regions of Africa and complete a physical map.  Students locate various landforms in Africa.  Students use their...
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Maps and Globes: Where in the World are We?

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Students explore maps and globes. In this introduction to map and globe concepts lesson, students identify features of physical maps, political maps, and globes. Students locate land and water, and recite a poem about the names of the...
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Basics of Geography: Climate

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What's the weather going to be like tomorrow? The answer depends on your place on the planet. An informative video discusses how factors such as elevation, location, precipitation, and wind can determine an area's climate. It focuses on...
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Flower Power

For Teachers 10th - 12th
This fascinating series of four lessons use the paintings of artist Robert Harris to illustrate different types of ecosystems, and the harm that comes to them from human policy. A global view of environmental policies are studied, which...
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Physical Geography Wordsearch

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this physical geography word search worksheet, students find the hidden geographical features listed in the word bank. Students locate twelve words.
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Geography Now! Armenia

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Armenia is like a reality TV show: some drama, high profile breakups, and cute people getting together. That's the analogy an interesting video profile makes to explain Armenia's breakup from the former Soviet Union. Learners explore...
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Geography Now! Mali

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Mali is home to an ancient, wealthy empire that included one of the richest men to ever live, Mansa Musa, and the legendary city of Timbuktu. Today, it is home to civil struggles, and some of the instability makes these ancient sites...
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Landforms of Illinois

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Fifth and sixth graders are introduced to the primary landforms of Illinois and discover how they were created. Landform cards are made for each pupil. They use the twenty-questions format until they have identified each one. Then,...
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The Physical Geography of South Asia

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students describe the physical forces that formed and shaped the Himalaya, then discuss the physical geography of Mount Everest and how it influences the routes climbers take to the summit.
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European Agriculture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students make inferences on how physical geography affected the development of early civilizations and come up with solutions to global issues. In this physical geography lesson plan, students compare maps of the past to maps of today to...
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Climate Shifts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Eight slides of information related to shifts in the climate make up this presentation. The vocabulary and concepts displayed are geared toward high school meteorology learners. Content is not cohesive from slide to slide, but the...
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The Influence of Physical Geography

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the limits and demands of their physical world and how it relates to the survival and well-being of people.
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Global History & Geography: Latin America

For Students 5th - 7th
The instructions say to use a text-book to label 11 different regions in modern Latin America. If a text-book is not available a map can be found on-line and printed for student reference.
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Maps

For Teachers 4th - 6th
If your students are just starting a unit on Geography this could be the introduction you're looking for. This PowerPoint presents a clear and organized overview of the different types of maps people use and why each is important. Tip:...
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Physical Geography - Running Water: Erosion & Deposits

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here is a good video that describes the main types of "flow" associated with rivers; laminer, turbulent, and shooting flow. They are all aptly described and accompanied by excellent video footage shot in Yellowstone National Park. A...
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Discovering the Physical Geography of Washington

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students develop a mental map of the state of Washington and draw it on paper. Using the Virtual Atlas, they identify the physical features of the state and draw them on their map. They also examine the populations and diversity of the...

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