Consider purchasing this quick vocabulary assignment to introduce your elementary or middle school students to some basic geography terminology about landforms and bodies of water. You might even use it as a vocabulary quiz. The choice is yours!
I believe this assignment would be best for kids between the ages of 10-14.
There are twenty terms found in the complete assignment, with kid-friendly definitions, and an answer key for quick, simple grading.
The assignment includes all five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions) and major lines of latitude and longitude (Antarctic Circle, Arctic Circle, Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Prime Meridian). Additional vocabulary terms include: Absolute Location, Degree, Grid, Hemisphere, Latitude, Longitude, Meridian, Parallel, and Relative Location.
Also included: please find a list of online websites that you might consider when developing lesson plans for this topic.
Last, there are three puzzles included that you might consider using: a crossword puzzle, a double puzzle, and a word search.
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