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Geography for Teachers: Teaching Standards

This libguide contains all information necessary to refine one's pedagogy with respect to geography education and Common Core implementation.

NGStandards

The goal of teaching geography is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to "do" geography. Reaching this goal requires that students learn how to use geographic thinking and information to make well‐reasoned decisions and to solve personal and community problems. The geography component in the C3 Framework was designed using the specific Geography for Life standards.

C3 Framework

The goal of teaching geography is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to "do" geography. Reaching this goal requires that students learn how to use geographic thinking and information to make well‐reasoned decisions and to solve personal and community problems. The geography component in the C3 Framework was designed using the specific Geography for Life standards.

NG Resources

Includes Common Core lesson plans and Common Core alignments for a variety of National Geographic books. Check back for updates.

Common Core Lesson Plans and Alignment link.

Educator's Guide, Lesson Plans, and Common Core Alignments for eBooks Included in the National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL):

National Geographic and the Common Core

The National Geographic Society offers K-12 educators resources that align to and support the Common Core State Standards. National Geographic has a long history of providing high-quality informational texts suitable for primary, upper elementary, middle, and high school English language arts, social studies, and science classrooms. National Geographic’s Common Core collection brings together both free resources and resources for sale from National Geographic Education, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Kids Books, National Geographic Explorer, and National Geographic Learning. 

ELA and Geography

The alignment of Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards with geography standards.

Common Core Webinar

Archived webinar presented October 24, 2013 at the National Geographic Society.