“The world isn’t in your maps and books…it’s out there!”-J.R.R. Tolkien
With the Olympics starting this week, is there a more perfect time to learn about the world around us? Geography is not just a study of land masses and bodies of water, it is also a study of the culture of and people inhabiting the earth. There are two main branches of Geography, which are then broken down into sub-categories. The first being Physical Geography, which has 13 sub-categories, studying the physical features of the earth. The second being Human Geography, with 16 sub-categories, studying the human element like culture, religion, and society.
Explore life in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Spain, the United Kingdom, Norway, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ghana, and Morocco through art projects, recipes, flags, maps, language studies, geographical information, and more. Supports NCSS and National Geography standards.
Add some excitement to your next geography lesson! In this pocket chart add on set you can host a fun and exciting Geography Bowl in your classroom!
Explore the world with cross-curricular activities that support geography standards and foster social and cultural awareness through reading, writing, math, large and small motor activities, science experiments, art projects, dramatic play, and cooking. As part of their travels, students will keep journals, collect pictures and postcards, and map their journey.
Introduce students to important geography concepts with 93 reproducible practice pages that cover beginning map skills, landforms, bodies of water, continents and oceans.Includes 2 full-color fold-out maps that support students at multiple skill levels, plus cumulative reviews that work as a formal assessment.
- Geography.com gives parents, teachers, and students links to help explore the world of Geography.
- The World Factbook, put out by the Central Intelligence Agency, “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.” The site includes maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
- National Geographic has provided multiple ready made lessons for parents and teachers.
“Geography is important, because it opens our eyes; a landscape is no longer a static feature, but a complex battleground of physical and human interactions. Local is no longer local, but a collision point for the interaction of many ‘locals’ drawn from a global stage. With technology increasingly drawing the world closer together, it is important that the role of Geography in helping the public in understanding this complex and unpredictable world is championed!”