The Earth is a complex, interconnected system that can more easily be understood using a geographic perspective. Geography can make sense of how things like climate, weather, oceans, and physical landforms interact to make the world we inhabit the unique place that it is and influence how we live.
National Geographic Education provides some interesting lessons plans to explore some of the Earth’s physical geography:
- This lesson introduces 6th -8th grade students to the physical geography of Europe.
- Explore extreme weather with 2nd-5th grade students in this lesson.
- High school students can learn about the world’s ocean in this lesson.
- Learn how the ocean and weather interact and how El Niño and La Niña work in this lesson for 7th -12th graders.
- Learn about plate tectonics and geology with this activity for 3rd-8th graders.