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EDUC 430: Teaching to Transgress

Find and evaluate resources EDUC 430 students can use while teaching elementary school social studies.

Geography Call Numbers

Use the Advanced Search in Library Catalog Search 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.
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
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.

Gapminder produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics. Gapminder promotes a fact-based worldview everyone can understand.