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Library Research Guides

ED 431: Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary School

This guide is designed to help ED 431 students find and evaluate resources that they can use while teaching elementary school social studies

Geography Call Numbers

Use the Advanced Search in Mirlyn to limit your search to the Children's Literature collection.  It is easy to do keyword searching from there.  You can also visit the collection and search the shelves with these call numbers to browse books about geography.

G1021 - GA408 Atlases and Maps

 

Learn More About Geography

These resources will help you learn more about various aspects in geography.  They are written in easily accessible language and will provide background knowledge on a variety of geographic concepts.

National Geographic Society's Glossary
Input glossary terms to learn more about geography vocabulary.
Atlapedia Online Atlapedia
Full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and
statistics on countries of the world.

Geography Classroom Resources

These resources include lesson plans and other materials that will help you teach geography.  You may find the Social Studies page very helpful as well.

National Geographic Teaching Resources
The Activities sections are especially relevant. Opportunities for
using narrative children's literature in the mapping storybooks activity
(including storybook titles conducive to this type of activity).
Mapmaker Interactive
Various ways to look at geospatial information and various other data
points.
National Archives Map Analysis Worksheet Map Analysis Worksheet
A National Archives-created worksheet that could be used in any
analysis of a map.
Google Maps
Ideas for how to use Google Maps in the classroom.