Geography Awareness Week – Take a look at our Geography Resources!

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Next week, starting on November 16th, is Geography Awareness Week. We have some amazing Geography resources in Overdrive! There is also a variety of resources from National Geographic for you to explore and if you want a challenge you might enjoy Geoguessr – it’s so much fun!

Map Reading Skills

Map Reading Skills Grades 5-8

Get your GPS going with students in grades 5–8 using Map Reading Skills! The activities in this 80-page book provide students with ample opportunities to practice and apply map skills. Map and diagram exercises and hands-on activities reinforce skills. This book includes reproducible maps and a special section on GPS and its uses, and it highlights essential vocabulary in bold. The book aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.

Asia

Asia

Develop geography literacy while learning about the unique characteristics of Asia! The 7 Continents: Asia helps students learn about Asia through engaging reading and writing activities.

South America

South America

Develop geography literacy while learning about the unique characteristics of South America! The 7 Continents: South America helps students learn about South America through fun reading and writing activities.

Community Maps

Community Maps

Gives information on types and features of community maps. Includes quizzes and a mapmaking activity to reinforce map literacy.

Charting the World

Charting the World

Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities—including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics.

Country Reports
Country Reports – a Step by Step Guide

Country Reports will be easy for your students to write with this step by step guide.
This Country Report project is a wonderful learning experience for all students!
I teach in a primary multiage classroom and I have 1-3rd graders, I needed to make this report writing easier so all our students could learn and get the idea of how to write a report. So I created this pack. I first have the students collect the data and information and then write their findings into paragraphs.
Some concepts are tough but each day the students complete a page. Each day the students are writing and I am modeling how the report should be written, every day I am teaching key concepts, such as, ethnic groups, imports, exports, natural resources etc..
This project will help your students stay organized and your country reports will turn out awesome!

Countries

I Can Write a Book about Countries

With the help of this book, children can write a book about different countries or concentrate on one country. When writing about a country, students need to establish the geographic location of that country with maps and globes. They will learn how to draw maps showing the continent on which the country is located, its capital city or cities, important regions, and proximity to oceans, polar regions, or the equator. Concepts for this book include climate, landforms, languages, history, and culture. Creating a book about a country will inspire students to learn about other places and ignite a love for travel.

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Finally the Exploring Countries series:

Japan

China

Afghanistan

England

France

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