Geography Bee Study Kit
This page will help you study for the Homeschool Geography Bee.


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Here are sites with useful maps

Oodles of child-friendly maps   www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/abc/s.shtml

Oceans enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/

US Rivers - Labeled   enchantedlearning.com/usa/outlinemaps/riverslabeled/

US Rivers - Not Labeled  enchantedlearning.com/usa/outlinemaps/rivers/

Latitude and Longitude enchantedlearning.com/geography/world/latlongoutlinemap/

Word Map to Label  enchantedlearning.com/geography/world/outlinemap/

Name the state map activity enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/cartravelbook/Usmap.shtml

Continents  enchantedlearning.com/geography/continents/

Walk-on US Map Puzzle  www.yourchildlearns.com/dirmpusa.htm

Coloring map of the United States.   www.coloring.ws/t/pres/pres7.htm

States and Capitals and more   www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/usa.html

Map Lesson Plans for all grades.  http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/html/1educate.html

To find  pictures to illustrate the geography vocabulary words, go to

Type in the word you want to see and it will show you lots of examples. http://images.google.com/images 
or
see it from space! at:  http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/

This site has pictures created by students of geography terms.  www.usd435.k12.ks.us/AMS/mcclain/Geoterms
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GRADE 4 yrs - K
Know these places and be able to identify them on a map or globe. Idaho, United States, North Pole, Tropics
Know that water generally flows from land to the ocean.
Be able to identify a picture of a: river, lake, ocean, mountain, volcano, forest, island, iceberg, cave, cliff, beach, desert, forest, waterfall, Know that poles are cold and tropics are hot and we are in between

GRADE 1
Utah, Florida, Texas, California, Capital of Idaho, Mexico, Canada, Salt Lake, Snake River, Salmon River, Pacific , Atlantic , North America, , South America,

KNOW MEANING OF THESE WORDS:
Glacier, sea, geyser, continent, Full name of our country.

Know that is is colder further you get from equator, north or south.

GRADE 2
Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Russia, China, , Columbia River, Mississippi River , Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mts., Antarctica, Africa, Australia,

KNOW THESE WORDS:
dune, marsh, rapids, bay,

Know languages spoken in North America.

GRADE 3
New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, New York, Spain, France, Briton, Italy, Germany, , Great Lakes, Colorado River, Rio Grande, , Mediterranean Sea, , Alps, Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, , Boise, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, New York City, Great Plains

KNOW THESE WORDS:
stalactite, stalagmite, peninsula, prairie,

Know North South East West on maps

Know that lower elevation is warmer than high elevation.

GRADE 4
Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, India, Japan, Yellowstone river, Missouri River, Gulf Of Mexico, Indian Ocean, London, Moscow, Tokyo

KNOW THESE WORDS:
lagoon, plateau, tundra, Know map symbols

Know where we get bananas, oranges, pineapple

GRADE 5
Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Ohio River, Amazon, Paris, Washington DC,

KNOW THESE WORDS
Continental divide, butte, delta, fjord,
Know longitude and latitude
and hemispheres

GRADE 6
KNOW ALL States and Western Capitals, Egypt, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Nile

KNOW THESE WORDS
ocean ridge, cape, crevasse, savanna

On what continent would you find:
Penguins, Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower, Largest rain forest

GRADE 7
All states and Capitals
All Countries of S. America
Andes Mts., Amazon

KNOW THESE WORDS:
reef, sandbar, isthmus, key

On what continent would you find:
Forbidden City, Great Rift Valley, The Kremlin, The Acropolis


GRADE 8
Indonesia, Vietnam, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Mariana Trench, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Himalayas, Black Sea, Major Cities of the world, Major Cities of United States,

KNOW THESE WORDS
atoll, archipelago, sound, strait,

On what continent would you find:
Vatican City, Fjords, Big Ben, Panama Canal,

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Atoll - A ring of coral islands around a central lagoon.
Atolls begin as coral reefs around a volcanic island,  After a
very long time the mountain erodes away leaving only the coral
reefs.


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