A great way to teach geography! Capture imagination with a jaw-dropping world record and then build on that interest to teach core ideas.
For example, a lesson on the world's deepest valley (it's three miles deep!) leads to activities about the formation and parts of valleys and the importance of valleys to people. Students make model mountains, consider the challenge of desertification, read and make maps, and conduct dozens of other high-interest activities.
Amazing World Records of Geography includes a rich assortment of topics:
World’s Greatest Mountain Range • World’s Highest Sand Dunes • World’s Largest Cave • World’s Largest Delta • World’s Largest Canyon • World’s Largest Peninsula • World’s Largest Wetland • World’s Deepest Valley • World’s Largest Desert • World’s Longest Glacier • World’s Greatest Tide • World’s Highest Waterfall • World’s Largest Bay • World’s Largest Gulf • World’s Largest Iceberg • World’s Largest Lake • World’s Longest Reef • World’s Longest River • World’s Most Remote Island • World’s Largest Fjord
Amazing World Records of Geography—20 Innovative, Easy-to-Integrate Lesson Plans
- Grades 5-9
- 122 Pages
- 60 Reproducible Activity Sheets
- Hands-On Projects
- Teaching Guides
- Complete Answer Key
- Aligned with the National Council of Social Studies Standards
- Part of the Amazing World Records Series of Books
- eBook/PDF Download