Have you ever heard Americans get criticized for their lack of geography skills? I created this packet with the hope of starting to improve this belief! The basic objective of this geography packet is to help students understand their geographical location in the world. The packet moves from world, to continent, to country, to state/city. It can be done together on the overhead/document camera or through GLAD style instruction. I use this before getting started on state geography for 4th grade but also used it when I taught local history to 3rd graders. It is a great way to start your year of social studies instruction! I will soon have a similar packet available that focuses on California's geography.