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Teaching geography? Make Pumpkin Globes! - Tape down the continents and paint the pumpkin blue. The next day, remove the continents and color them in green with marker. Put two rubber bands around the pumpkin to represent the equator and voila, Pumpkin Globe!

Teaching geography? Make Pumpkin Globes! - Tape down the continents and paint the pumpkin blue. The next day, remove the continents and color them in green with marker. Put two rubber bands around the pumpkin to represent the equator and voila, Pumpkin Globe!

Lots of good ideas for teaching map skills! For sure using this in my social studies unit this semester!! Good for continents

Lots of good ideas for teaching map skills! For sure using this in my social studies unit this semester!! Good for continents

Hands on geography!!  The teacher is reviewing latitude, longitude, hemispheres, continent and ocean names and cardinal/intermediate directions. Students use yarn for the Prime Meridian and Equator, and index cards with the names for the oceans. Then the class uses unifix cubes to mark all the spots they are responsible for being able to locate.

Hands on geography!! The teacher is reviewing latitude, longitude, hemispheres, continent and ocean names and cardinal/intermediate directions. Students use yarn for the Prime Meridian and Equator, and index cards with the names for the oceans. Then the class uses unifix cubes to mark all the spots they are responsible for being able to locate.

MAP OUTLINES!!!!! Social Studies Online - Holy cow! TONS of maps, games, and more!

MAP OUTLINES!!!!! Social Studies Online - Holy cow! TONS of maps, games, and more!

Before you start your map unit, be sure and check this site out! It has a number of books about maps that you can take to your librarian to purchase!

Picture Books About Maps

Before you start your map unit, be sure and check this site out! It has a number of books about maps that you can take to your librarian to purchase!

Regions of the United States. This is a 2nd grade geography activity. Students will label/match the regions of the United States. Students will have the option of matching the cut out regions or using written labels to label the five regions of the United States on a map provided. This activity practices a skill in the Illinois State Social Studies Standard 17.A.1a. Identify physical characteristics of places, both locals and global

Regions of the United States. This is a 2nd grade geography activity. Students will label/match the regions of the United States. Students will have the option of matching the cut out regions or using written labels to label the five regions of the United States on a map provided. This activity practices a skill in the Illinois State Social Studies Standard 17.A.1a. Identify physical characteristics of places, both locals and global

Map skills unit for 2nd and 3rd grade has activities for students to use the map skills taught in class. 74 pgs. $5.00 on TpT

Map Skills

Map skills unit for 2nd and 3rd grade has activities for students to use the map skills taught in class. 74 pgs. $5.00 on TpT

Long Ago & Now: A unit to supplement a social studies text that matches second grade social studies standards.

Long Ago & Now | Comparing Past and Present | Long Ago and Today Social Studies

Long Ago & Now: A unit to supplement a social studies text that matches second grade social studies standards.

Yet ANOTHER way to teach rural/suburban/urban.  This whole blog post is about teaching communities in 2nd grade, including some books to use!

Yet ANOTHER way to teach rural/suburban/urban. This whole blog post is about teaching communities in 2nd grade, including some books to use!