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Geography Printables

Caitlin Dempsey

GeographyFun features maps, crosswords, and word searches for educators, students, and geography enthusiasts who love exploring the world through words.

To understand where north, south, east, and west are, first point your left arm towards the sun in the morning.

Understanding Direction Based on the Sun

Caitlin Dempsey

This lesson plan introduces the concept of direction to young children by using the location of the Sun in order to understand where east, west, north, and south are located.

Geography Mnemonic to Learn the Countries of Central America

Caitlin Dempsey

Use a mnemonic to remember the countries of Central America in order from north to south: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

Shaded relief map showing the Great Lakes in blue and the surrounding areas in shades of green and yellow with the mnemonic "HOMES" in bold black letters.

Geography Mnemonics to Help Learn About the Great Lakes

Caitlin Dempsey

Learning the names of the Great Lakes can be aided through the use of mnemonics, a learning device that uses patterns to help with recall.

How to Teach Children the Cardinal Directions

Caitlin Dempsey

Here is a simple and effective tip for teaching children cardinal directions (north, east, south, and west).

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