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Lesson Plan
National Endowment for the Humanities

African-American Communities in the North Before the Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers may be surprised to learn that before the American Civil War there were more slaves living in New York than there were in Kentucky! Young historians examine maps and census data to gather statistics about...
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Interactive
DocsTeach

Red Record of Lynching Map Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Long before the civil rights movement, leaders were working to secure equal rights. An informative activity explains the 1922 anti-lynching campaign with a map. Scholars analyze the map, complete a worksheet, and participate in group...
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Lesson Plan
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Smithsonian Institution

Borders with the World: Mexican-American War and U.S. Southern Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Mexican-American War created social borders—not just physical ones. Scholars learn about the effects of the Mexican-American War on the people living in the borderlands using text excerpts, maps, and partnered activities. Academics...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Hopi Place Names

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What's in a name? Historians consider the question as they examine places important to the Hopi people and the meanings of their place names. Included worksheets include maps and charts to help class members examine the geography of Hopi...
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Lesson Plan
PBS

What's In a Name?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is in a name? Eager historians trace the geographical history of places in the United States with Spanish names. Using a worksheet activity, clues, and web research developed in conjunction with the PBS "Latinos in America" series,...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2015 AP® Human Geography Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How are population and political power related? What is the significance of the globalization of English? Why do refugees leave their home countries? Using structured short-answer questions, scholars unravel complicated dynamics with...
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PPT
Curated OER

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

Fourth Grade Social Studies

For Teachers 4th
In this social studies worksheet, 4th graders answer multiple choice questions on state maps, city maps, road maps, political maps, and more. Students complete 25 multiple choice questions.
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Unit Plan
Curated OER

Maps and Globes: Where in the World are We?

For Teachers K
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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Global Conflict: Kashmir

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze different maps of the region. They create a timeline of the area in dispute, focusing on the creation of Pakistan, Indi and Kashmir and previous conflicts between Pakistan and India over Kashmir. Students construct a...
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Organizer
Curated OER

Africa Political Map

For Students 6th - 8th
In this blank outline map worksheet, students explore the political boundaries of the continent of Africa, the countries located there, and label other geographic features.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Summertime Travel

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write about a summer event they participated in. In this paragraph writing lesson, the teacher models how to write about a place they have visited. Students then write their own paragraphs.  Students will point out on the...
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Organizer
Curated OER

Central American Map

For Students 6th - 12th
In this Central American political map worksheet, students examine the boundaries of this region of the world. The map may be used in a variety of classroom activities.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Sands of Arabia

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders apply geographic information to the study of World History.  In this Geography lesson, 6th graders create a political/physical map of the Middle East, develop questions and answers about the culture of the Middle East, and...
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Organizer
Curated OER

Africa Map

For Students 7th - 12th
In this blank Africa map learning exercise, students investigate the continent of Africa and it's political boundaries. No country borders are denoted.
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Organizer
Curated OER

United States Map

For Students 4th - 12th
In this United States outline map worksheet, students make note of the political divisions of 50 states of the nation. This map may be used in a variety of classroom activities.
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Organizer
Curated OER

United States Map: Capitals

For Students 4th - 10th
In this United States outline map worksheet, learners make note of the political divisions of 50 states of the nation. This map is labeled with the 50 state capitals.
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Organizer
Curated OER

Australia Map: Labeled

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Australia outline map worksheet, students make note of the political divisions of the 5 provinces and territories of the nation. This map is labeled.
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Organizer
Curated OER

Canada Outline Map

For Students 4th - 10th
In this Canada political map worksheet, students examine the province boundaries of the nation.  The province names are labeled on the map.
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Organizer
Curated OER

European Country Map

For Students 4th - 10th
In this Europe political map learning exercise, learners examine the national boundaries.  The country names are labeled on the map.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Africa: Political Map

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars create a political map for Africa.  In this country identification lesson, students locate Africa on a globe and discuss some of its major countries and bodies of water.  Young scholars complete a political map of Africa...
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Organizer
Curated OER

Central and Northern Asia: Political

For Students 6th - 12th
In this Central and Northern Asia outline map, students examine the political boundaries of the nations in this region and note the location of their capital cities. This unlabeled map may be used in a variety of classroom activities.
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Organizer
Curated OER

Central and Northern Asia: Political

For Students 6th - 12th
In this Central and Northern Asia map worksheet, students examine national political boundaries and national capitals in this region of the world. The map is labeled.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Water Features - Lesson 2 - U.S. Political Map Grade 4-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students locate water features on maps. For this geography lesson, students complete worksheets that require them to identify water features on a U. S. political map.