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Beyond the Map: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geography

Go beyond labeling maps and memorizing capitals. This resource list is designed to help middle school teachers seamlessly integrate geography with other disciplines for an enriching multidisciplinary learning experience that promotes critical thinking and creativity.
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Beyond the Map: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Geography
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Geography and Art: In this book, you will find a collection of art projects inspired by over 25 different countries around the world. Students will be encouraged to use a variety of artistic media and techniques as they learn about the places and cultures that inspired the projects.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Geography and Music: "Tour the States" is a music video that teaches state capitals in a really fun and entertaining way, set to R&B-style music while an artist draws a map and landmarks on a whiteboard. Marbles the Brain Store, who created this video also has another one for countries titled "Tour the World."
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    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Geography and History: Time Maps provides interactive historical maps for the major regions of the world, connecting maps and timelines for a cohesive overview of what happened when and where. The maps allow you to zoom in on particular places and time periods, and include summaries of major historical events.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Geography and Math: World architecture serves as the point of intersection for geography and geometry in this technology-rich lesson plan from Scholastic. The assessment includes a group project in which students create either a video using a green screen or a narrated PowerPoint presentation. The site also includes a great resource list of books that connect geography and math.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Geography and Science: The lesson plans on this site use ArcGIS technology to guide students to create interactive maps. There are many great topics, but of particular interest for science is Module 4, Lesson 1: Finding Tornado Alley. In this lesson, students are led to discover where and when tornadoes occur in the United States, connecting geography to the science of weather. All lessons contain downloadable pdfs of both student and teacher materials.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Geography and Literature: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, a biographical novel by Jean Lee Latham, serves as the basis for this series of mapping activities designed to integrate geography with reading. This site also contains similar Geography Quests for other books and topics.
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BloomBoard Asks:What activities have you used to integrate geography with other content areas?