Quick Links to Geography Lesson Plans and Activities
Don't forget Beverley's very handy guide to helping your child learn geography - Practical Homeschooling: Geography booklet you can soon buy from Always Learning Books
There are dozens of excellent websites dedicated to geography. Don't forget that geography is a HUGE subject, encompassing all aspects of our natural environment and how humanity uses and adapts to the environment. I don't believe you can completely separate the subjects of history, geography, culture and environment - they overlap in a wonderfully tangled mess! Tease out one area and you'll find yourself connected to dozens, if not hundreds, of others!
- Mapping a Garden to learn the basics of map making
- The Ancient World learn about the migration of people in ancient times
- Creating a Travel Brochure - Students create a travel brochure for visiting China. Includes a printable outine to help students plan their project. Easily adaptable for any country or state
- Postcards: Discover America Through Postcards Travel along with a husband and wife in their RV. Receive daily postcards via email or start your own homeschool postcard club!
- Secret Agents Understanding simple geographic tools; locations and characteristics of places and regions.
- Create a Country: Students apply geography skills to create a map of an imaginary country.
- Flat Stanley - its based on the book. You send off flat stanleys to schools or addresses around the US. They stay for a visit and return with a journal explaining the events of the stay-- the neat part is, these host states can include information, brochures, pictures...
- Global Economy: A Simple Activity
Encourage students to discover how we rely on our global neighbors by collecting data about where in the world the goods we use every day are produced.
- Comparing Countries
A graphic organizer helps students compare and contrast two neighboring countries.
- Memorable Maps
This "memorable maps" lesson provides students with a visual record of just how much they will learn about geography this year!
- Global Balloons learn about longitude and latitude
- Geography of Pizza (yrs 8-12) To describe a pattern of spatial organization, you must first break the pattern into its simplest components: points, lines, and areas. This lesson uses a local service business-pizza restaurants-to introduce these components to students.
- Continents and Oceans - A printable word search puzzle of the continents and oceans names
- Who Sliced this Pie - A lesson plan for a simulation activity that teaches students about the distribution of the Earths resources and population
- Earth at Night
Students use maps to identify the ten cities highlighted on an image of Earth at night as seen from space.
- License Plate Checklist More family fun while traveling -- bring along this pictorial checklist and see how many state's plates you spot!
- Culture Boxes: this activity will help you identify features of your own culture
- A Message in a Bottle create an imaginary tale of travel and adventure
- Our World - My Own Island - How are They Connected - A complete instructional unit with printable activities and assessment rubrics. Students participate in a simulation activity by designing an island, and learn basic geography skills
- Monkey Map As they invent a story and find a route to a stolen simian, students will go ape for this mapping activity!
- The Seven Continents learn the song - makes remembering the continents easy!
- Where In The World using the media to kickstart conversations about geography
- GeoPictionary - Directions for a pictionary type game with geographic places and terms to draw and identify
- Travel Brochure - Students create an itinerary and brochure of five different countries. A checklist for the project and related web links are provided
- Free home-schoolers website with games to play, topics to write about, and general knowledge quizzes to rack your brains! Updated weekly. www.funfitnesslearning.com
- Seterra is a challenging geography program with 70 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, flags and cities all over the world
- The Totally Free Children's Learning Network
- Geography for Kids - an indepth online text book written for kids
- Mr Donn's Free Geography Lesson Plans and Activities
- National Geographic Lesson Plans
- Primary School has a huge range of lesson plans for Society and Environment studies
- Curriculum Corporation Free Lesson Plans
- Trinity College- huge set of links to free lesson plans
- Free lesson plans to integrate computers into learning
- NSW Country Areas Program Resources for Teachers Free Lesson Plans
- Map Puzzles - Free downloadable software helps students learn countries and capitals. Choose from puzzles about Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Austronesia, Central America, South America, the United States, and the Continents
- Rags to Riches is a fun geography online quiz game that rewards correct answers.
- GeoGame Students write the clues and others supply the answers in this fun, interactive game for the Web.
- National Geographic GeoBee Challenge Try the questions that were part of GeoBees the last few years.
- Geography Games and Quizes
- World Geography Games
- Teachers TV Geography Thinking Skills
- Geographical Association of the UK
- Why Teach Geography - Concept Led Curriuculum Design in Geography
- Helping Your Child Learn Geography
- Learn Geography Through Email
- Geography Life Skills Checklist
- Board of Studies Past Geography HSC Exam Papers
- Interested in Geography at University level? take a peep at this course outline
- Map Skills
- Bring the world into your classroom with Global Nomads Group .
- Mission Geography Skills powerpoint presentation
- Enchanted Learning Geography
- Earthshots is a collection of Landsat images and text, designed to show environmental changes and to introduce remote sensing.
- TerraWeb for Kids satellite and sonar images, remote-sensing education, and activities for kids!
- Ask-a-Geologist get your geological questions answered by geologists
- GeoMedia an earth-science educational tool for students between the ages of 10 and 14.
- Discover America Through Postcards Travel along with a husband and wife in their RV. Receive daily postcards via email
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