Political Geography Teacher Resources

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Political Geography of Europe

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders listen to a lecture that traces the political geography of Europe from 814 through 1997. They incorporate these themes into a research project on Western Europe.
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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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Travel Diary

For Teachers 10th
Darwin kept a travel diary as he voyaged to South America, noting the politics, geography, cultures, animals, and interesting facts he encountered. Your class will do the same. Each student chooses a country to research and keep a five...
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GEOGRAPHY: SPACE CENTERS

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the descriptive science dealing with the surface of Earth, its division into continents and countries, climate, natural resources, inhabitants and industries of the various divisions and analyze the political geography...
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Global Intelligence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the war in Afghanistan and the conditions surrounding the hunt for Osama bin Laden after reading the article "Bin Laden and Omar: Far Harder to Find" from The New York Times. After the class discussion, students...
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Eastern Europe in 1989

For Students 11th - 12th
Major political shifts occurred in Eastern Europe during the late 1980s. Locate, identify, and label 90 different areas on the provided map. A list of cities, countries, and water ways is provided.
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Rare Earth Elements

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lanthanides are a group of rare earth elements found at the bottom of the periodic table that are needed for cars, computers, phones  and most other technology that we use daily. A video discusses where these elements are found and the...
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"Ancora Imparo" (Still I Am Learning)

For Teachers 6th
Students study the Italian Renaissance, its impact, and origin. In this Italian Renaissance lesson, students study the Renaissance via the ancient civilizations and political geography of various countries. Students study the art prior...
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The Early United States, 1789-1850

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders trace colonization, immigration, and settlement patterns of the American people from 1789 to the mid-1800s, with emphasis on the role of economic incentives, effects of physical and political geography, and transportation...
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A Taste of the Caribbean

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students are introduced to the foods and traditions of the Caribbean. In groups, they brainstorm their own definition of culture and review the physical and political geography of the Caribbean. They spend time sampling different foods...
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African Art is Alive: Drum, Dance, Storytelling....

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate and experience African culture through various art forms. Students explore the physical and political geographies of Africa through mapping activities. Students, in groups, prepare presentations about different...
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Kansas vs the U.S.

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and political geography of Kansas. They view maps and films to gain knowledge of Kansas. They calculate the percentage Kansas harvests for each crop out of the national total.
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Geography Now! Angola

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Where in the world can you find a $26 sandwich? That's not uncommon in the oil-rich country of Angola, where many goods must be imported and are expensive. The West African nation is enjoying a resurgence since a brutal Cold War era...
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Geography Now! Denmark

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Denmark is the historical home of the Vikings, but now it's a modern kingdom that includes Greenland. It's ranked one of the happiest countries in the world, and the culture emphasizes cooperation and spending time with family and...
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Overland Trails To The West

For Teachers 5th
After observing a map of trails that settlers took in the 1800s, your class will write a journal with the perspective of a settler. In their journals, they must describe the trail they traveled, geographical features they saw, states and...
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Journey to America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders carefully analyze the artwork, Les Emigrants, and explore the reasons that people emigrated to the United States, and what life was like for new arrivals. They discuss what things immigrants were able to bring with them and...
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Overland Trails To The West

For Teachers 5th
Consider the political, physical, and geographical factors that led to and marked the Westward Expansion. Learners will track the various routes developed during the 1800's. They create a first person journal describing what they see,...
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Population Pyramids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the significance of population trends on world regions. They define relevant population vocabulary and examine age-gender patterns at various scales.
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Protests, Revolutions, and Democratic Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. In this global issues lesson, students view video clips, conduct group research, and present their findings in group presentations about the unrest in Algeria, Bahrain,...
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Immigrating to America

For Teachers 5th
Coming to America as an immigrant can be an emotional and difficult process. This lesson has learners explore what it means to be an immigrant, listen to real life accounts, and visit an online museum. This is a wonderful discussion...
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Walk in My Shoes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover how culture, geography and history affect how someone views an area of the world. They role play the role of a Palestinian, Jew or Briton and examine how they felt about Israel during its formation. To end the lesson,...
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The Road to California - A Journey to Freedom

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete a Web quest about Biddy Mason's journey Westward to California as a slave and her ultimate rise to one of the wealthiest and generous woman of the Westward Movement. They present an exhibit of their research.
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Globalization: Darfur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the conflict in Darfur. In this global studies lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture about how history, geopolitics, and international law have contributed to the conflict. Students read a case...
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Colonization: Africa

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners analyze maps of Africa. They label physical features, tribal kingdoms, and European settlements, among other topics on the maps. They write reflective paragraphs on their work.

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