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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.
Young Geographers Alliance, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, Document, Lesson Plan, Regional Geography
Young Geographers Alliance, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G12, Document, Lesson Plan, World Geography
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.
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.
G6, G8: Names have meaning and create order. The student will compare place names as a means of investigating immigration patterns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earthquake Summary Posters From USGS: Each poster in the Earthquake Summary Poster series contains multiple panels showing the epicentral area, plate tectonic environment, earthquake history, and generalized seismic hazardof the region.