Category Archives: Geography

Road signs

Use images from FCIT’s ClipPix ETC to introduce the activity below. Reading Road Signs Students:  Write down the words from signs that are seen while walking or riding through the area.  Limit to road signs, but adjust if you’d like … Continue reading

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Virtual Field Trip to Plimoth

Our friends at Scholastic have a great teacher resource available for the month of November.  It is a virtual field trip live webcast about the first Thanksgiving. In addition you will find lesson plans divided by grades k-2, 3-5, 6-8. … Continue reading

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Animated Atlas

Found this terrific educational resource and can see many ways it can be used.  The main homepage does have information regarding the sale of some items. Take a look at the 10 minute movie that discusses the geographic history of … Continue reading

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Cite Sources

I’ve been observing middle school students work on projects about U.S. Landmarks. Students are searching for resources on line, gathering information and copying photos.  It seems that the students are not recording information on where they are getting the images … Continue reading

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MapSkip

MapSkip is a free web community that focuses on sharing stories about the places in our lives. We all have places in the world that mean something special to us.  We may have destinations we hope to travel to.  We … Continue reading

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New National Geographic Site

National Geographic Education has been released in Beta.  One of the features on the web site that I like is the “Audience View”.  Simply select teacher, informal educators, families, students, or kids.  Information designed to meet individual needs are right … Continue reading

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Free Trial

Take a look at Maps101 for a free trial of this resource that includes videos, maps, interactive timelines and more.  Once your free trial ends and funds are limited, remember to utilize Verizon Thinkfinity for Social Studies resources. FCIT image

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Map study

Students in Grade 2, “Use different types of maps (political, physical, and thematic) to identify map elements.”  There are maps available from the FCIT site that can be used to give students a variety of maps to look at, compare, … Continue reading

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Florida’s Historic Places

Consider creating a variety of tasks such as those below for a computer center activity.  An activity like this would also be good for after school programs. FCIT resources includes  a section entitled, Exploring Florida.  There are numerous reading passages … Continue reading

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Map Resources

Our global connection demands that students have an understanding of where they are in this world, where they came from, and where they are going. The use of FCIT resources can help students visualize their world and make history come … Continue reading

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