Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Teaching Geography with your Daily Newspaper


Many students lack geographical knowledge even at a time when global events are pivotal to our everyday lives. Here are some ideas for using the daily paper to help your child bone up on his/her geography skills:

1. Read today's news looking for items that take place in the nation. Then have your child locate them on the US map here. You can also use this on-line US map (if you scroll over the state it shows the name of each one.

2. Read today's news looking for international items. Then have your child locate them on the maps located here.

3. Locate the detailed weather information in the newspaper. Which city has the highest temperature? Locate it on a map. Find the city with the lowest temperature and locate it on the math. Find the latitude and longitude of each place.

1 comment:

Marcia said...

great ideas!
Marcia :)