Here is a simple and effective tip for teaching children cardinal directions (north, east, south, and west).
Whether you are a homeschool teacher or classroom teacher, you can connect your students to other cultures while making your lessons exploratory and interdisciplinary with just one prop: a world map! Examples for young and advanced learners alike for how to use a map in math, political history, earth/biological science, and literature are included here to get you started.
The worksheet below is aimed towards helping elementary school students uses graphs to learn about the different continents and the population density of each continent (printable version of this lesson about continents and population). The chart below shows the size and population of each continent and should be used to […]
Printable maps of Israel. This collection of maps showing the country of Israel include a detailed map showing major cities as well as an outline map that can be printed for a geography lesson about this country located in the Middle East. Map of Israel This map of Israel was […]
This lesson plan introduces the concept of direction to young children by using the location of the sun in order to understand where east, west, north, and south are located. Level: Kindergarten – First Grade Time: 30 minutes Materials: Paper and pencil How the Sun Shows Direction The way to a […]
Hurricanes are frightening events, and the confusions and lack of understanding of what’s going on can add to the stress. Sesame Street offers a toolkit that comes with videos, tips for parents, and activities to help parents explain the concept of hurricanes to kids (see also the Sesame Workshop page on […]