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Teaching Kits

Celebrate the Century, United States Postal Service
There are philatelic teaching packets for each of the decades from the 1950s through 1990s. Each decade contains a folder with a resource guide, poster, 30 topic cards, 10 teacher lesson cards and comic books.

Exploring Maps, U.S. Geological Survey
Map- and Globe-reading Skills
Grades 7-12
Printed version, no longer available, of online teaching packet.
Interdisciplinary set of materials on mapping for grades 7-12. Students will learn basic mapmaking and map-reading skills and will see how maps can anser fundamental geograpic questions: "Where am I?", "What else is here?", and "Where am I going?"

GeoKit: Ancient Egypt, 1999, National Geographic Society
Grades 6-8, correlated to national standards in geography, social studies, and history.
Self-contained teaching module featuring hands-on activities, guided Internet lessons, viewing and reading guides and assessment options relating to the history, culture, and legacy of ancient Egyptian civilization.

Global Change, U.S. Geological Survey
Natural Resources/Environment--Global Change
Global change is a relatively new area of scientific study using research from many disciplines to determine how Earth systems change, and to assess the influence of human activity on these changes.
This teaching packet consists of a poster and three activity sheets. In teaching these activity, four themes are important: time, change, cycles, and Earth as home.

Making Sense of Census 2000
2000 Scholastic & The US Census Bureau, New York, NY
Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, & Grades 9-12
Each packet (3) includes a teaching guide, lesson plans, and a giant map.
The U.S. Census Bureau and Scholastic have created free teaching materials supporting math, geography, and social studies curricula, to help you bring the census to life in your classroom.

TC Took Kit: A Resource for Teacher-Consultants, 1993, National Geographic Society
Geography Education
"This kit, written for graduates of summer geography institutes, is designed to give you, the teacher-consultant, resources and materials needed to conduct professional geography presentations and workshops for a wide range of audiences."

Tool Kit for Teaching Geography: Grades 3-8, National Geographic Society
geography education

Tool Kit for Teaching Geography: Grades 5-12, National Geographic Society
Geography Education