11 Geography Units for Kids with Lessons, Activities and FREE Printables: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY

February 11, 2015

11 Geography Units for Kids with Lessons, Activities and Printables from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance:

  • Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander
  • Geography Theme Study Introduction
  • Physical Geography – The Solar System, The Earth, Maps, Globes, Seasons, Landforms, Biomes
  • Geography Book Recommendations
  • FREE printables
  • Geography Website Recommendations

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Geography Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander

Why we love this book:

Last year, I began sharing our year long Geography Study. We used A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander as a basic weekly syllabus. We spent a week or two on each section of the book and supplemented each topic of learning with additional reading and hands-on activities. This posts will share links to all 11 Geography Units we completed from the first section of the book. Each of these units focus on Physical Geography and Mapping. Next, week I will move onto Part Two of the book which transitions into learning about The Continents, Countries and Cultures of our world. All of these posts include lessons, activities, FREE printables, book recommendations and website links.

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Part One: Where Am I?

The book is divided into two sections. The first section is a basic introduction to geography, the earth, landforms and map skills. Children become acquainted with the beginning of the earth and its place in our solar system. Additionally, children get to know the earth both inside and out, from its crust to its highest mountain.

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Part Two: Welcome to the World

In this section of the book, the children travel from continent to continent learning about political borders, landforms, cultures and customs. The travels around the world begin with The United States of America. The United States is nicely divided into Eastern, Central and Western States. From there each continent is broken down into smaller countries and cultural areas. Overall a good overview to our world .

Geography for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 1 – Geography for Kids Unit 1: What is Geography?

  • Activity 1: What is Geography? – Create a Geography Notebook and Cover

Geography Habitats Around the World

Week 2 – Geography for Kids Unit 1: What is Geography?

  • Activity 2: Animal Habitats Around the World – Animal Habitats Resist Art

Animal Habitats for Kids

Week 3 – Geography for Kids Unit 1: What is Geography?

  • Activity 3 – Animal Habitats Around the World: Animal Oil Pastel Resist Art

Geography Lesson 2: What is a Galaxy from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 4 – Geography for Kids Unit 2: What is Our Place in Outer Space

  • Activity 1 – What is a Galaxy Splatter Paint Mixed Media

The Solar System for kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 5 – Geography for Kids Unit 2: What is Our Place in Outer Space

  •  Activity 2 – The Solar System Mixed Media Project

Geography: Earth The Blue Planet collage from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 6 – Geography for Kids Unit 2: What is Our Place in Outer Space

  • Activity 3 – Earth The Blue Planet Collage

Teaching Day & Night from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 7 – Geography for Kids Unit 2: What is Our Place in Outer Space

  • 10 Activities for Teaching Day & Night

Planet Earth Inside & Out for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 8 – Geography for Kids Unit 3: Planet Earth Inside & Out

  • Activity – How Plate Tectonics Works

Multicultural Music & Movement from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 9 – Geography Unit 4: Multicultural Music & Movement

  • Activity – Getting to know our culture and world through music.

latitude longitude for kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 10 – Geography Unit 5: Latitude and Longitude

  • Activity – Latitude and Longitude Scavenger Hunt

Teaching Kids the Reason for the Seasons from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 11 – Geography Unit 6: The Reason for the Seasons

  • Activity – The Orange, Flashlight and Tilted Axis Hands-On Experience

Teaching Kids How to Read a Map from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 12 –  Geography Unit 7: Teaching Kids How to Read a Map

  • Activity: Draw Your Room to Scale

Geography Landforms for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 13 – Geography Unit 8: Landforms from A to Z

  • Activity: Landforms Book Project
  • Landforms Dictionary FREE printable

Biomes Terrarium Project FREE printable from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 14 – Geography Unit 9: Biomes, Weather, Climate Zones

  • Activity: Biome Terrarium Project
  • How to Make a Terrarium

Geography Cultures & Family Tree Project from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 15 – Geography Unit 10: Who are We – What is Our Culture

  • Making a Family Tree Geography Project

How to Play The Travel Game for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week 16 – Geography Unit 11: Using the Globe to Travel Around the World

  • The Travel Game and Story Telling

Teaching children Geography

Geography Book of the Week GIVEAWAY:

A Child’s Introduction to The World by Heather Alexander

To enter this contest, use the Rafflecopter to answer the following question. After you leave a comment, you can move ahead with more entries.

Answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

Where do you plan to travel this year? It might be just a few miles down the road or the other side of the world. Getting out to see our wonderful world is always an amazing experience. Okay, most of the time it is amazing.   (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, February 22, 2015

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, February 23, 2015. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris February 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm

I’ll be traveling virtually this year. Love the units as an x geo teacher they are lots of fun .

Laura B. February 14, 2015 at 4:22 pm

We really want to go to Mexico. My boy wants to catch a giant fish! I’d like to go somewhere Spanish speaking to get some practice for myself and immerse the kids in it. Also, warm and sunny sounds good.

maryanne @ mama smiles February 15, 2015 at 12:56 am

Wow, this is a great resource! Mike is so busy with work that we don’t have any big travel plans, but we will be driving into Northern California a bit this summer for a family reunion in the middle of nowhere, and I am really looking forward to that!

Stasia February 15, 2015 at 9:09 am

We would love to travel East. My boys really want to go to the east coast but I don’t think that will happen this year. We will be doing more traveling around our state this year and more camping.

Jeannine February 15, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Stasia, I grew up camping every summer in the mountains of Colorado with my family. Those yearly camping trips are some of most my treasured memories.

Laura, we love the beaches of Mexico! So beautiful. A trip South of the Playa del Carmen area or perhaps Belize is on my kid’s bucket list. They want to see the tropical fish and BIG iguanas living in the wild!

Nina H February 20, 2015 at 9:39 pm

We’re considering a trip to Asia this summer! My kids are really itching to travel.

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