Geography - help!

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  1. yarnwoman

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    Ok, I teach at a prep school and we teach geography as a stand alone subject. I am teaching 8th grade again this year and need to find something to use to teach geography. I used what the school ordered last year which was Maps, Globes and Graphs by Steck-Vaughn. That was very young for 8th grade and only covered map skills. There is no budget for new curriculum this year so I am on my own for figuring out what to use. I talked to admin today and asked if I had to keep geography as only U.S. Geography or could I possibly do an over all US/World geography. The students do get World Geo in 7th grade.

    So what do you use? To you teach it outside of History/Social Studies?

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  3. MsMongoose

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    Hi,

    As further resources, you might want to look at "Owl and Mouse" free maps and map puzzles.

    Margot
     
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    sheppardsoftware.com is what my students used to study outside of class. We don't have a geography class, so based on what we were studying in SS the students would have to learn where the countries or states are.
     
  5. touchinglives

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    You could also check the National Geography Website for some ideas.
     

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