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
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.. Ideally! K Goodman
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
A Walk Around the School: Mapping Places Near and Far K-1 Willey
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
Giant Garbage Patches: Ocean Gyres K-3 Ekiss
H2O on the Go! Learning about Fresh and Salt Water 1 Hobbs
Living Antiques: Saguaros 1 Perry
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 Conservation for Young Children 1-2 Ekiss
Kid Maps: Reading and Creating Maps with Human Characteristics 1-3 Knowler
Cesar Chavez: American Hero 2 Figueroa
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
Camouflage: You Can’t See Me! 3-5 Wright
A Storm is Brewing 4 Spero
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
Paint My Counties: Mapcoloring the Counties of AZ 4 Jenkins
Presidio Life: Understanding the Life and Impact of the Spanish 4 Rivera
The Rain Saved Us – Examining Drought Impacts Yesterday and Today 4 Schaecher
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 in the World is Ryan? Practicing Latitude & Longitude 5 Deppe
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
A Folktale, a Famine and a Finale: The Great Famine of 1315 6 Godfrey
Add a Little Spice to Your Life 6 Nice
Aegean Adaptability: Geography and the Ancient Greeks 6 Wiens
Aqueducts and Aquaduckies 6 Lagerquist
Cinderella Around the World & The Five Themes of Geography 6 Guerrero
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
Go GeoWild with Pokemon GO! 6 Guerrero
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
Balkan Basics 6-8 Stout
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
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
Arizona Ablaze: Assessing the Impact of Wildfires 7 McIntosh
Get On the Track: Migration - An African-American Adventure During WW l 7 Nice
Ground Shaking: Earthquakes Happen Every Day 7 Haarala
Inferno Arizona 7 Hinton Sainz
Maple Syrup’s Connection to Climate Change 7 Pendleton
Satellites, Orbits and Space Junk 7 Oswald Keene
The Breadwinner 7 Gonzalez
The Transcontinental Railroad: How Did It Change American Society and Environment? 7 White
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
American Dream 8 Kovach
From Pearl Harbor to the Rise of Mushrooms: World War II in the Pacific 8 Porell
Plastic Soup: A PSA for the Ocean 8 Gingrich
The Cold War: It’s Not Rocket Science, or Is It??? 8 Berry
The Rajah’s Rice: Comparing India’s Population Over Time 8 Dopudja
The Voyage of the MS St. Louis: The Refugees No Country Wanted 8 McBride
The Impact of the European Union 8 and High School Stout
Wetlands: Why Are They Endangered? 8 and High School Stout
Calculating Water Runoff High School Redd
Into the Deep: Mapping the Ocean Floor High School Conn
Is it Good? Is it Bad? Genetically Modified Foods High School Reynolds
Shh… What Was That Noise? Identifying Sound Decibels High School Moll
Treacherous Trenches High School Hauter