World Geography Teacher Resources

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The Five Themes of Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Explore the five themes of geography using a collection of materials designed to guide your instruction and enhance comprehension. Included, you'll find, lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and videos; all of which, bound to boost...
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Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the...
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Investigating the Countries of the World

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore world geography by creating presentations for different countries around the world. Researchers identify many different countries on a globe and select one for which they will create a presentation. They share their research and...
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Introduction to the World Map

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills instructional activity, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Students use post-it notes to locate several locations on the world...
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Gapminder World 2012

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a very interesting infographic that compares the average life expectancies, per capita incomes, and population sizes of every country in the world in 2012.
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Lesson Design Archaeology- World Map

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice locating positions on the world map. In this map skills lesson, students explore the world map and items such as the compass rose, Equator, mountains, cities, etc. The students practice locating positions on the world...
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World Map Study Sheet

For Students 7th - 12th
In this world map activity, students label the 7 listed continents on the blank outline map as well as the listed bodies of water and geographic features. Students also label the 27 listed countries on the map.
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Geography and Culture of China

For Teachers 7th
Take out a map, a paper, a ruler, and those coveted colored pencils for a lesson on Chinese culture and geography. This is a multifaceted approach to basic geography skills that incorporate story telling, class discussion, primary source...
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Where in the World in Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #19

For Students 5th - 7th
When you hunt for Mrs. Waffenschmidt, you need to use the clues she's given you to determine where she can be found. The class reads a paragraph, considers the clues, and then determines where in the world Mrs. Waffenschmidt is located....
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Tropical Belt

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how...
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Geography Project: Australia

For Students 3rd - 5th
A presentation packed with project ideas and research questions encourages viewers to use images to describe Australia's climate, leisure activities, location, interesting facts, culture, and landmarks.  Learners combine technology and...
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A World of Information

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars analyze data and statistics about countries around the world. They read graphs and charts, color a world map to illustrate the top ten statistics about the world, and write a paragraph to summarize their information.
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A Watery World

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
With about 70% of the earth's surface covered in oceans, it's fair to say that we live in a very wet world. Young scientists gain a better appreciation of this fact as they use maps to identify the world's ocean basins in the first...
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A Demographically Divided World

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that birth and life rates vary across the world? The resource, the second in a six-part series, discusses just how demographics differ across countries and why it might be the case. Scholars complete worksheets, watch...
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Canada

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young language arts pupils explore world geography through the reading of an informational text. As a class learners conduct research on the history, geography, culture, and politics of Canada while they read. They will need to define...
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World Map Labels

For Students 6th - 11th
In this geography skills activity, students identify the countries and bodies of water labelled on the maps of the world, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East, North America, Australia, and South America.
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Physical World Map

For Students 5th - 12th
In this world map worksheet, students practice their geography skills as they label the 7 continents and 5 oceans. Teachers may use this physical map for various classroom activities
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Geography A to Z: The Letter S

For Students 6th - 8th
The letter S is the clue learners need to answer each of the seven geography questions on the learning exercise. They answer questions about African, Canadian, Middle Eastern, and US geography using locations that begin with the letter S.
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Greek Geography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A riddle and a class lecture kick off this instructional activity on Greek Geography and city features. Learners use a worksheet to answer questions related to what they learned in lecture and complete a homework assignment. Note: This...
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Every Country in the World (Part 1)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can you believe there's a nation with more than 187,000 lakes? The first of two lessons on the countries of the world investigates unique qualities that set one nation apart from others. Historians take a world tour via video discovering...
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Ancient Egypt Geography

For Students 6th - 8th
Nine questions to answer and one map to read. Seventh graders will use the map of Ancient Egypt to practice map reading skills and build a visual image of Ancient Geography.
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Global History and Geography Examination: January 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Using primary and secondary sources—including classics such as the Communist Manifesto—class members consider the effects of these ideas on the course of history. Another essay prompt explores geography and history, while multiple-choice...
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Patterns in the Distribution of Lactase Persistence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We all drink milk as babies, so why can't we all drink it as adults? Examine the trend in lactase production on the world-wide scale as science scholars analyze and interpret data. Groups create pie charts from the data, place them on a...
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Introduction to World Geography

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give your learners a thorough overview of what they will learn when studying geography, from the five themes of geography (location, place, environment, movement, and regions) to the tools of a geographer and parts of a map.