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Grades 9-12

Grades 9-12

Below are some of the resources we recommend to use with grades 9-12. The list is growing, so check back for more resources.

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Explore Geography and Careers in Geography This kit is a digital Story Map of the Department of Geography's Business Card Directory. It includes a downloadable teacher guide.

Local to Global: Geographic Connections This unit has a strong regional focus on Texas and the United States and also includes global extension topics. The content provided within the five geographic modules (Spatial Skills, Physical Systems, Human Systems, Places and Regions, and Environment and Society) includes case studies, state and national standards, embedded media and online resources, lesson planning, and much more.

GeoCivics Learn more about combining civics and geography with this project and view state-based resources.

SE Asia Climate Module Materials (PDF, 921 KB)
Overview, lesson, and powerpoint on climate in Southeast Asia. (2013)
SE Asia Culture Module Materials (PDF, 4 MB)
Overview, lesson, and powerpoint on culture and religion in Southeast Asia. (2013)
SE Asia Env Geo Module Materials (PDF, 1 MB)
Overview, lesson, and powerpoint on the environmental geography of Southeast Asia. (2013)
SE Asia Globalization Module Materials (PDF, 1 MB)
Overview, lesson, and powerpoint on Globalization and Southeast Asia. (2013)
SE Asia Phy Geo Module Materials (PDF, 3 MB)
Overview, lesson, and powerpoint on the physical geography of Southeast Asia. (2013)
SE Asia Overview (PDF, 586 KB)
Overview of the Southeast Asia resources. (2013)
Interactive Map of Southeast Asia _1_ (KMZ, 16 KB)
Interactive Map of Southeast Asia. (2013)
What is Geography (PDF, 276 KB)
Lesson11_inter_what (PDF, 392 KB)
Lesson13_regional_wrap_up : Young Geographers Alliance, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, Document, Lesson Plan, Regional Geography (PDF, 421 KB)

Young Geographers Alliance, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, Document, Lesson Plan, Regional Geography

Lesson30_passports_to_the_world : Young Geographers Alliance, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G12, Document, Lesson Plan, World Geography (PDF, 106 KB)

Young Geographers Alliance, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G12, Document, Lesson Plan, World Geography

Lesson8_what_am_i (PDF, 101 KB)
Thinking Skills in Geography (PDF, 351 KB)
The Geographic Influences of Texas Settlement : Migration and Settlement (PDF, 1 MB)

G8: The lesson is an analysis of various maps of Texas between 1821-1861 that will be used to show the settlement and development of Texas by various ethnic groups.

Spatial Diffusion EpidemicsPandemics Over Time Lesson Plan (PDF, 820 KB)

9th Grade World Geography: Epidemics and pandemics can be traced over time showing the process of diffusion and human movement. Students will understand how epidemics and pandemics impact society. In this one day lesson, students will visit four learning centers tracing the movement of four different epidemics and pandemics that have occurred throughout history using a world map, vocabulary cards, technology and personal reflection.

On-the-Move : Cultural Geography, Toponymy (PDF, 449 KB)

G6, G8: Names have meaning and create order. The student will compare place names as a means of investigating immigration patterns.

RegionalStudy (ZIP, 863 KB)

Grades 9-12: This lesson is designed to introduce the students to the broad overview of the region in a very short amount of time, allowing for more in-depth study of material which must be covered for assessments. It can stand alone as an introduction, or it may be used after the “Southeast Asia Photo Story” activity. 

Aid To Africa Lesson Plan (PDF, 914 KB)

9th Grade World Geography: The purpose of this lesson is to expose students to both sides of an issue. It is designed to get the students thinking about an issue, not to teach them what to think about an issue.

Change Over Time Lesson Plan (PDF, 2 MB)

9th Grade World Geography: Landscapes can be thought of as nature’s sculpture of Earth’s surface. Student will need to understand the processes on how these landforms are formed and how they affect the patterns of where people live.

Change Over Time (ZIP, 10 MB)
Do-You-Know-Anything-about-What-You-Are-Eating : Cultural Geography (PDF, 124 KB)

This lesson is designed to allow students to study the background of the American diet. It is also a means to incorporate technology into the historical/geographical aspects of the lesson.

Ethnic Market Field Study (PDF, 800 KB)

The purpose of this assignment is to increase students’ awareness of the role ethnic markets play in an immigrant community, to compare that role to the role played by chain grocery stores, and to practice some important research methods in human geography, including field observation and informal interviews.

GeoFabrics Lesson (ZIP, 2 MB)

High School: American businesses are increasingly selecting Southeast Asian countries as locations for their factories, making this region more important to our economy. In this activity the students will research several countries to select a location for a new factory – weighing factors such as economic and political freedom, access to prominent trade routes, wages, and education levels of the workforce. This activity is designed to be completed towards the end of the unit on Southeast Asia as a way to tie all of the themes of the region together. In order to complete this activity, students should have prior knowledge of how to read a population pyramid.

Fieldwork-321 (PDF, 81 KB)

Earthquake Summary Posters From USGS: Each poster in the Earthquake Summary Poster series contains multiple panels showing the epicentral areaplate tectonic environmentearthquake history, and generalized seismic hazardof the region.

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