Lower Elementary
History & Social Studies

What World?: Giving Kindergarteners Geography Awareness

High school and middle school students know that we live in a world with a complex solar system and on a planet with many different land masses. But what about your kindergarteners? Are they too young to learn about such concepts? Believe it or not, it's not too early to start introducing them to the concept of geography!
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What World?: Giving Kindergarteners Geography Awareness
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    A creative lesson that combines finger painting and geography. Students finger paint a world map, putting stars on important landmarks. Measure students' level of comfort with the material by asking them to recall where they live and where the important oceans are.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    A trip to the park becomes a geography lesson with this witty lesson plan. Great for ensuring that younger children have a sense of north, south, east, and west.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    A silly geography video/song that can be shown in the classroom. Teachers can use the graphics in this video to show the size of continents and the types of animals that inhabit those continents.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Many don't realize that language arts and geography are closely related. Students are more apt to learn geography "rules" and locations when the words don't just look like a bunch of hard-to-pronounce text. Use this highly respected book to blend geography concepts into your writing curriculum.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    An article that was inspired by one question from a kindergartener: "Mommy, is that hill over there in Africa?". This is a great resource for educators who aren't looking to answer this question with just a single: "No."
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