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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Mapping Skills

For Teachers 6th - 8th
From compasses to Google Earth, these mapping resources will help your students get acquainted with mapping skills both old and new. You'll find resources here about both political and physical maps, and a number of the activities are...
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Map Skills 101

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have you ever heard the mnemonic memory trick, Never Eat Soggy Waffles? Often, teachers find this helpful when teaching their students the four cardinal directions (North, East, South, and West). This is the first thing you need to know...
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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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Physical Geography of China focusing on the Three Gorges Dam

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the physical geography of China. In this China lesson, 7th graders debate the governments point of view compared to the people.  Students create a photo essay.
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Latin America: Physical Geography

For Students 7th - 10th
In this geography skills worksheet, students examine maps of Latin America and then respond to 28 fill in the blank and short answer questions based on the maps and their knowledge of physical geography of the region.
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Physical Geography of South East Asia

For Students 7th - 8th
How much does your class know about the physical geography of South East Asia? If they've read about it or discussed it in class, then they'll have no trouble completing the worksheet. They'll use the word bank to fill in five different...
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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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Physical Maps: Rivers

For Students 5th - 6th
For this rivers worksheet, students read about physical maps and rivers. They use a map of the rivers of the US Northeast to answer questions. There are six questions to answer.
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Physical Geography Practice Test

For Students 7th - 11th
In this physical geography worksheet, students use the test template to match 15 terms and definitions. Students also respond to 15 multiple choice questions that their teacher writes.
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Africa: Interpreting Physical Maps

For Teachers 7th Standards
Get young cartographers looking at population densities in Africa. As they look at the continent, learners examine human features of particular regions in a physical map. They use clues about the geography of Africa to determine how the...
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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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Beginning Map Lesson

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore physical maps and political maps. For this maps lesson, 2nd graders compare and contrast physical and political maps. Students identify characteristics of both types of maps and find examples of the maps to present...
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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?

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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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, learners 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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