Geography Activities Bundle

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Geography Bundle

Buy lessons to enhance your year teaching Geography and save! Purchase the bundle of Geography activities for huge savings! In this bundle, you will receive all of my Geography lessons – from a Issues in Africa to Why Study Geography?. Each of these lessons involve an Interactive Student Notebook component and are designed for maximum engagement for your students.

The total cost of all of these lessons combined is $43.50, you can purchase the bundle for $35, a savings of over 20%!


This is a growing bundle!!! I will be adding activities to this bundle at no additional cost to those who purchase it!


In this bundle you will receive:

Why Study Geography?
Geography is important! But do your kids think so? This is a great lesson to start off the year as you examine the topic “Why Study Geography?” This lesson begins by getting students out of their seat with a 4 Corner Debate. Your students will then take notes on a graphic organizer “Opinion/Proof” as they study how geography impacts their lives. The lesson concludes with a “Sum It Up” activity, where they have to defend their thinking. Brain Breaks are included in the lesson in increase student engagement and retention.
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Water Crises in the Middle East

Middle East Water Crises

Water is more valuable than gold! Do your students know the impact that water – or the lack of it – is having on life in the Middle East? In this activity, students will work in groups of 4 to research the Middle East water crises. In expert groups, student will read and take notes on the water crises and the issues it is currently causing in the Middle East. They will then share their information and create a Problem/Solution Map describing current conditions in the Middle East. The activity is embedded with an Interactive Notebook assignment including a preview, graphically organizer and processing assignment.

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Regions
Do your students get confused with the difference between formal, functional and perceptual regions? Are you searching for an activity that will engage them and provide concrete examples? This lesson is designed for your students to learn the difference between the 3 types of regions and apply their learning to different types of maps.

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Maps, Graphs, and Elections: Using Geography to Analyze Voting Patterns

This activity is designed to demystify these concepts. Students will analyze the results of the 2008 Presidential Election to determine what role geography plays in elections. Your student will begin the lesson by listening to a song – What information can they learn by analyzing the lyrics? Students will then be guided through both voting maps and cartographs as they learn about the voting patterns of the United States. An annotated map will be created as they tie geographic concepts into these voting patterns. What inferences can they make? Finally, students will be challenged with a writing assignment to close the lesson. This lesson is also designed to be embedded into an Interactive Student Notebook with a Preview, Guided Notes and a Processing assignment.

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Why Europe?
European Colonization

This activity takes a complex topic - Why did Europe colonize the world? - and breaks it down into a manageable lesson. Students will explore this topic by looking at a scenario that compares two soccer teams, one that has advantages and one that does not. They will then continue their preview by categorizing factors that lead to establishing a civilization. Students will break up into groups and research the different areas of the world according to these factors. They will conclude the activity by making a spectrum showcasing Europe's domination.

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The Conquistadores.

Conquistadors: Heroes or Villains

Were the conquistadors heroes or villains? Let your students decide through this engaging activity. In this lesson your students will begin with an anticipation guide on actions of a hero or a villain. You can increase learning by turning this portion of the activity into a debate as students discuss different long term and short term effects of individuals. After the anticipation guide, you guide your students through a series of 4 images, asking questions to have them discover the content for themselves. The images include Christopher Columbus, Colonial Domination, The Conquest of the Aztecs, and Fransico Coronado. The students are then challenged to create an opinion/proof by reading about the conquistadors. Once the students have read about the conquistadors, you can guide them through an Act-It-Out. The activity concludes with a diary entry or Write Around.

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African Safari

This is a great activity to introduce Africa. Take your students on an African Safari! What makes Africa diverse? Students will explore this question as they take an imaginary safari around the great continent of Africa in the “African Safari”. Students will begin the lesson with a preview assignment – which images best describe Africa? They will then grab a partner and go on a safari around Africa. Your kids will learn about the physical and human geography as they see images of the continent out of the “bus window”, and then make 2 different bus stops at different locations around the continent. At each bus stop, they will exit the bus, read information about their bus stop, and summarize what they have learned in a travel journal. They will conclude the activity writing a letter home discussing what makes Africa diverse.


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Issues in Africa
Africa has been left with a dark legacy from European Colonization. What are the current issues that face Africa today? In this activity, students explore 6 different issues that are impacting Africa by visiting stations and completing a folding graphic organizer. There is also an embedded Interactive Student Notebook assignment.

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The Holocaust
Holocaust - In this activity, students will learn about the Holocaust and genocide as they visit four different stations in a museum-like experience. At each station, your students will be exposed to primary source images, quotations, maps and readings as they learn about the Holocaust.

The activity begins with a provocative quote and question - Could the Holocaust happen again? The presentation will guide your students through a brief timeline and directions for completing the activity. As your students travel through the Holocaust Museum they will create diary entries as eye-witness accounts to the Holocaust. The activity concludes with a higher level analysis - which of these quotes describes the Holocaust?


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Geography Word Wall

Are you looking for new ideas for teaching with Word Walls? No classroom should be without an interactive word wall! The power of an interactive word wall in the classroom is amazing. The key to a successful word wall is the word, "interactive." Students need to actively interact with the word wall. This presentation has different ideas to activate learning with your word wall. Questions included! You will receive 22 different placards for your Geography Word Wall as well as teaching strategies and higher level questions to ask. Vocabulary terms include:

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Exclusive Bonus for Social Studies Success Bundle Buyers!!!!

I have created a Biography Booklet as a bonus for my bundles. When you purchase this bundle you will also receive a mini-booklet of 10 different strategies to teach biographies. It is a smaller version of the Biography Book found here:

Biography Book.

Enjoy your freebie!


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