Geography Unit

"He came to help, to put the world right again."
John 3:16,
The Message

Oxfam Education offers a huge range of ideas, resources and support for developing the global dimension in the classroom and the whole school. All of the resources here support Education for Global Citizenship – education that helps pupils understand their world and make a positive difference in it.

Follow the instructions to see if you can locate the colored positions.

What if the size of the country was based on the population? Based on the number of people with an education? The number of people who go hungry? Take a look at how the map would change.

Have you been "caught mapping"? Check out this old-school film about the art of map making. ( Your parents had to watch this when they went to school. You know, back when they had to walk to school backwards... both ways.)

Geography Sites
Now that you've had a chance to learn about more about the world from a Geographical perspective, try putting that knowledge to the test. Check out these excellent resources, games, and interactive sites that will help you become a globe trekker.

Have you found these hidden treasures yet?

Join Mr. Grafton as he tracks the contestants around the world.

National Geographic Kids site. The GeoSpy agency needs you. Help us identify countries, continents, cities, and provinces to earn full GeoSpy Agent status.

Test your geography smarts right here online. Each day we'll post ten questions from the National Geographic Bee. Some of them are real stumpers, but it's okay if you miss a few—you can play as often as you like. Come back every day for a brand new quiz and another chance to beat the Bee!

You will be shown 21 random countries each round of game play. Your job is to place each nation in the correct location, as quickly as you can.

Welcome to Hannah's world. Sometimes Hannah gets lost. Fortunately for her, you are here to help find her. She will tell you her latitude and longitude. Your job is to use this information to locate her on the map.

Click on the map to match the provincial capitals of Canada.

Test your knowledge of the world. You can choose from different topics:
  • Spatial Terms
  • Places and Regions
  • Physical Systems
  • Human Systems
  • Environment and Society
  • Uses of Geography

Can you remember the pattern of the flashing continents?