Geography and Diverse Learners (ELLs)

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Title Grades Author's Last Name
Catch Me If You Can: Over, Under K Cloyd
Helper Ants K Luna
Land That I Love! Landmarks and Symbols K Cabrera
The Sonoran Desert K Haile
What’s the Weather? K Gunn
Where Am I? Determining Relative Location K Lightfoot
In Case of Fire: Mapping Your Classroom K-1 Cloyd
Me on the Map: Homes, Neighborhoods, and Communities K-1 Willey
Through the Forest and Home Again: Maps Help Us Find Our Ways K-1 Willey
As the Kids Come and Go: Mapping a Classroom K-2 Knowler
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse and Save a Tree: Ideas for Conserving Trees K-2 Knowler
The Silly States: Where is Your State and City? 1 Cloyd
We’re Going on an Ant Hunt 1 Copeland
I Am a Rock, I Am an Island: Describing Landforms and Bodies of Water 1-2 Letofsky
Mountain Magic: Identifying the Basic Physical Characteristics of Mountains 1-2 Phillips
Water, Water, Everywhere: Water Conservation for Young Children 1-2 Letofsky
Kid Maps: Reading and Creating Maps with Human Characteristics 1-3 Knowler
Map Tools: The Compass Rose 2 Gaona
Put Me in My Place: Using Alphanumeric Grids to Locate Places 2 Letofsky
Through Time: Change in Sedona 2 Letofsky
If These Walls Could Talk: Seeing a Culture Through Human Features 2-3 Norton
Nina Bonita: Culture and Beauty 2-3 Norton
Sticks, Stones, Sinews and Stuff: How Early People Used the Environment to Meet Basic Needs 2-3 Martinez
TOADS: An Introduction to Map Reading 2-3 Ekiss
Which Way is Up? The Tree of Life in Africa 2-3 Norton
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Map for Me: An Original Story 2-3 Martinez
Leapin' Landmarks: Locating 10 Man-made Landmarks Around the World 3 Phillips
How Do I Get There? Planning a Safe Route to School 3 Sepp
In Search of the Ninth: Using Forensic Science to Investigate the Disappearance of Ancient Rome’s Ninth Legion 3 Salas Murphy
Lights On! Lights Off! Exploring Human Settlement Patterns 3 Phillips
Monarch Mystic Migration 3 Parra
Where in the Neighborhood is Ramona Quimby? Measuring Distance on a Map 3 Phillips
Over and Through: Physical Geography Terms 3-4 Strouth
Let's Travel: Travel Brochures of Arizona 4 Wood
Maize to Maquiladoras: Movement from Mexico to Arizona 4 Warren
Map Your State: Regions of Arizona 4 Wood
Mapping Roxaboxen 4 Warren
Weaving a Story of Cooperation: The Goat in the Rug 4 Jenkins
What Am I? Human or Physical Feature 4 Deppe
A River Through Time 4-5 Warren
A River, Dead or Alive: Native Americans and European Colonists' Treatment of a River 4-5 Chambers
Arizona: Let’s Plan a Road Trip 4-5 Barker
Desert Views - First Impressions: Travelers on the Gila Trail 4-5 Warren
How the West Was One: A Layered Book 4-5 Jenkins
It's Happening, Where? Find the Absolute and Relative Location of News Articles 4-5 Chambers
Read the USA: Passport to Regions 4-5 Jenkins
Rivers that Flow from the Continental Divide: The Journey of Two Rivers 4-5 Charlson
So That the Desert Can Blossom Like a Rose: Agriculture in the Desert 4-5 Warren
Take Me to the River: The Mojave Indians and the Colorado River 4-5 Jenkins
The Desert is Theirs: Adapting to Our Environment 4-5 Wood
The Gift of Water: Modifying Our Environment 4-5 Post
The Mountain Community: Why Flagstaff? 4-5 Hutchinson
This Place is Just like the Other 4-5 Hutchinson
Tooling Around Arizona: Reading Arizona Maps 4-5 Post
Westward Ho: The Difficulties of Emigrants Moving West 4-5 Chambers
What's Holding Up the Water? 4-5 Post
Create A City: An Urban Planning Exercise 4-8 Ekiss
The Birth of a Rocky Mountain City and Railroad: Georgetown and the Loop Railroad 5 Charlson
The Cherokee: Trail Where They Cried 5 Jenkins
Where is the Trail? The Journey of Lewis and Clark 5 Nice
Where Did My Lunch Come From? A U.S. Regional Tour 5-8 Chambers
A Drop in the Bucket – Ancient Egyptian Irrigation 6 Milliken
Add a Little Spice to Your Life 6 Nice
Aegean Adaptability: Geography and the Ancient Greeks 6 Wiens
Aqueducts and Aquaduckies 6 Lagerquist
Desert Deception: Believe It or Not? 6 Garrett
Fishing for a Fortune: The Science of Understanding our World 6 Laird
Geography Grows a Stem: Engineering that Made a Difference 6 Touchette Hutchinson
Great Rivers of Great Civilizations 6 Strouth
India’s Contributions to the World: Zero! 6 Jenkins
Pull, Pull, Pulleys in Mesopotamia 6 Lagerquist
Rising from the Dust: Learning about Natural Disasters Using the Novel, Esperanza Rising 6 Amaya
Sail Like an Egyptian: Alternative Energy 6 Moll
Say What? Editorial Cartoons in the Classroom 6 Wimer
Soil Solutions: A Medieval Soil Mystery 6 Godfrey
The Silk Road: An Ancient Internet 6 Rees
Letter From A Leader 6 and High School Rees
Is There a Map in That Story? 6-7 Halverson
Who's a Noodlehead? 6-7 Wiens
A Glimpse of Growth: Stories of Phoenix 6-8 Sepp
A Region in My Own Backyard: A Geographic Field Study 6-8 Halverson
African Regions and their Folk Tales 6-8 Wiens
BLAST IT: Learning About Copper! 6-8 Sepp
Deforestation 6-8 Stelten
Four Corners Hantavirus: Mapping Geography and Health 6-8 Dorn
Grand Canyon: So...What's the Attraction? 6-8 Stelten
It's Not a Ford...It's a Fjord! Learning Landforms and Bodies of Water through Word Association 6-8 Martin
Jerusalem: A Holy City 6-8 Ekiss
S.T.A.R. I.T. Simplify The Article's Really Important Topic: Teaching the 5 W's Using The 5 Themes of Geography 6-8 Martin
Three Gorges Dam 6-8 Stelten
Use Dr. Seuss's The Lorax to Explore Environmental Issues 6-8 Rees
Welcome To My World: Letter from Syria 6-8 Martin
What a Map! 6-8 Strouth
What Are All the Lights? U.S. Population 6-8 Nice
When Nature Strikes: Natural Hazards Safety Booklet 6-8 Williams
A Country’s Shape Is More than Its Borders: Population Pyramids 6-High School Rees
Desertification: Cause and Effect 6-High School Stout
Get On the Track: Migration - An African-American Adventure During WW l 7 Nice
Ground Shaking: Earthquakes Happen Every Day 7 Haarala
Maple Syrup’s Connection to Climate Change 7 Pendleton
The Breadwinner 7 Gonzalez
Balkan Basics 7-8 Stout
From Around the Corner to Around the World: How Technology Helps in the Spread of a Product 7-8 Stelten
Don't Just Escape A Problem, Shape A Solution: An NBA Star's Efforts to Fight Ethnic Hatred 7-8 and High School Martin
The Cold War: It’s Not Rocket Science, or Is It??? 8 Berry
The Impact of the European Union 8 and High School Stout
Wetlands: Why Are They Endangered? 8 and High School Stout
Is it Good? Is it Bad? Genetically Modified Foods High School Reynolds
Shh… What Was That Noise? Identifying Sound Decibels High School Moll