Year 4 Geography

We suggest that you use a good world history atlas so that your students can have practice at the skill of using maps and legends. Click the link below for our recommendation. The next choice is to use the supporting links that you find here. Please only let your student look at the teacher map in Map Aids as a last resort.

General

Online Maps, Map Vendors, and More!

Unit 1 – Casting Off the Moorings

Week 1: Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Week 2: The Progressive Era

  • Map of the Baltics
  • This is a really neat animated atlas that you can use many more times while studying the rest of this year-plan. Don’t miss it!
  • Relative positions of Russia and Japan

Week 3: Wilson’s Reforms & Europe’s War

Week 4: Deadlock and Death

  • Excellent! All the maps you’ll need for teaching about WWI.

Week 5: America Mobilizes & Russia Revolts

Week 6: Winning the War & Losing the Peace

Week 7: Postwar America

  • No objectives for this week.

Week 8: America’s Roaring 20’s & Russia’s Stalin

  • No links for this week.

Week 9: American Ballyhoo & Hitler’s Early Career

Unit 2 – Depression and Destruction

General Resources for this Unit

Week 10: Bull Market and Black Market

Week 11: Crash! The Great Depression in America

Week 12: FDR and the New Deal

  • No objectives for this week.

Week 13: Aggression and Appeasement

  • Earhart’s Around the World Flight: Interactive map. Scroll down to go from her starting point to her final destination.
  • Here is a .pdf file to download if you need a blank world map.
  • Use this site and click on the map of Europe, and then the map of Spain for location of cities.

Week 14: Blitzkrieg!

Week 15: World-Wide War

  • These interactive maps should help show the spread of WWII.
  • One more set of maps that you will find helpful this week.
  • A helpful link for learning more about the Balkans.
  • Here is a .pdf file to download if you need a blank world map.

Week 16: Unconditional Surrender

  • No objectives for this week.

Week 17: Hot War to Cold War

  • Outline maps of Europe, with or without labels.

Week 18: A Jewish Homeland

  • Outline map of the Middle East
  • Another choice for an outline map of the Middle East
  • Find every label in the Student Activity Pages here.
  • Predominant religions and ethnicity of the Middle-east here
  • Operation World: click country lists. Click on Asia to find individual middle-east countries. National pages have information regarding people, languages, and religions of a particular area.
Unit 3 – Conformity to Counterculture

Week 19: India’s Independence

Week 20: China’s Revolution

  • How to make a Salt Map.
  • A salt dough map example.
  • Animated map of Mao’s Long March.
  • Use this site and click on the map of Asia, and then the map of China for location of cities.
  • All the outline maps, geographical information, and map labels you’ll need for a study of China.

Week 21: Truman: Korea & the Red Scare

Week 22: Eisenhower’s Oasis

Week 23: Conformity and Change

  • Outline map of Cuba
  • Use this site and click on the map of the Islands of the Caribbean, and then the map of Cuba for location of cities.
  • Information on Cuba

Week 24: Kennedy’s New Frontiers

Week 25: Camelot and Crisis

Week 26: Johnson’s Great Society

  • Outline map of Vietnam from EnchantedLearning.com
  • Details about Vietnam from WorldAtlas.com
  • Blank outline map of Vietnam

Week 27: A Nation in Distress

  • No links for this week.
Unit 4 – The Postmodern World

Week 28: Nixon: Détente and Watergate

Week 29: Ford’s Integrity

Week 30: Carter’s Malaise

Week 31: Reagan’s Revolution

Week 32: G.H.W. Bush’s New World Order

Week 33: Clinton’s Lost Opportunity

Week 34: George W. Bush: War on Terror

Week 35: Obama: Hope and Change?

Week 36: Reflections and Revelation