If you found yourself in need of some geography lessons for your K-12 classroom, then do I have a deal for you. National Geographic Xpeditions has been nice enough to share lessons, projects, and maps on their site by grade level. There is a wealth of information available for educators to take advantage of.
Here are just a few of the items that the My Wonderful World blog pulled from the site to share:
- Map your class! – (can be adapted for various age groups)Have students locate on the map (e.g. with removable stickers) countries from which their families immigrated to the United States.
- 20 QuestionsPlay – 20 questions with a world map!
- Name Game – Have students name a world location for each letter of the alphabet.Name GameHave students name a world location for each letter of the alphabet.
- Country Comparisons – Have students research and then compare and contrast two countries.
- Map your community – Have students look at a variety of maps, and then get them to create a map of their neighborhood or school with a key, title and appropriate map conventions.
- Locate Earth’s Physical Extremes – Maps4Kids – Maps4Kids provides a series of “top 10” lists about the Earth.
- Locate Earth’s Political Extremes – Maps4Kids – Maps4Kids provides a series of “top 10” lists about the Earth.
- Seven Wonders – Maps4Kids – Use the lists at Maps4Kids to have students locate and research the history of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
- Top 10 lists – Have students use other available resources to research and compile their own “top 10 lists” and locate them on the map.
These are just a few of the items National Geographic has made available. Go try it out for yourself. There are some awesome resources out there for free for EVERY grade level.