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Google Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom.

Country Research Project: This Country Research Project was designed as a group project for use with grades 5-8. It includes all of the introduction/explanation papers, worksheets for history, culture, travel, and geography as well as the presentation rubric and worksheet to go along with the Travel Expo (if you so choose to have one). There is a time line included that covers roughly 8 days and includes time in the computer lab and library.

Paper Plate Continents

Literacy Minute: Paper Plate Continents

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Cool Country Report: Fill-in Poster. Introduce a different culture and help strengthen your child's writing skills, all at the same time! This is another example of the AMAZING free resources at the Scholastic site.

Cool Country Report: Fill-in Poster

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capocci / Longitude and Latitude "secret spot" country report

capocci / Longitude and Latitude

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FREE Maps and Globes - A Printable Book for Introducing Map Skills

Door idea for middle school classroom. Could do it with the x and y axis, independent/dependent variable

What a great geography game for your class! Students explore a given area on line to determine where in the world it is. They will need to use inference and critical thinking to solve the mystery - and they will learn so much about geography and other countries! This would be great with the whole class or small groups. And the game is free!

Study landforms using Google Earth! Fun project your students will love!

Science Teaching Resources

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