Tips on teaching geography are provided with this resource along with activities for students. An activity that would be beneficial is based on Eastern African countries. It's a multiple choice activity; therefore it gives students the option of deciding which is right and which is wrong. With this activity, students can go to a media center or do it for homework and then the work can be reviewed in class.
In this YouTube video, various adults are asked questions pertaining to geography and most of them don't know the correct answer. This resource would be good to show students, and then for an activity, teachers can separate students into groups, give them different questions that they should know and then have them participant in an in class quiz bowl geography competition.
I enjoyed this short YouTube video; it's a very realistic depiction of a lot of people's lack of knowledge about the different places around the world. Therefore, this video would be great for students as they will see that it's not cool not knowing where different places are located. In fact, the approached used in the video would be good to use in the classroom as a pop quiz.
Google Maps is a resource that a lot of people are familiar with, but as a teacher have you ever thought about using it in the classroom? In fact, with Google Maps, teachers can show students how to measure distances, then give them a group activity where they measure the distance of at least five places and finally present their data to the class.
Are you interested in teaching a geography workshop? In fact, teachers are able to download support material free-of-charge. This workshop would be best for students in grades 7-12. Questions like the following will be examined: Why do people migrate? Which neighborhoods should receive federal funding? How does place influence the spread of disease? Should water resources be used for salmon or potatoes?