Category: Geography


Ken Burns in the Classroom- PBS Learning Media

Known for a signature style that brings primary source documents, images, and archival video footage to life on screen, these films present the opportunity to pose thought-provoking questions for students, and introduce new ideas, perspectives, and primary sources. 

You can search the resources available by Era or by Film. The target audience is for grades 4-12+.
Classroom support resources and National Standards are included with each topic.

There are links to share resources via Google classroom and other social media options.

Students and teachers can signup to the website to keep track of their learning using this resource.


UNUM Ken Burns: One Nation, Many Stories

Ken Burns and his team carefully curate topics for study from his media resources.

The topics are sorted by Themes, Events, People, AP US History Themes, Wars, and Time. You can signup to get new topics in your inbox.

The target audience is for grades 7-12+


Complete the booklet below. Use the following sites, books, and atlases to research a country.
Research Booklet for Student Use (Google Slides)

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National Geography for Kids

A great site to find primary level reading about for 68 countries to choose from. You will find information about their:

  • Geography
  • People & Culture
  • Nature
  • Flag
  • Government
  • History
  • A slide show is included for each country

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Factmonster Countries of the World

Each Country Profile provides information on: Geography · Maps · Flag · History · Current ruler · Area · Population · Capital · Largest cities · Languages · Ethnicity/race · Religion · Literacy rate · Economy · Government

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Duckster Geography- U.S. and by Continents

Click on a continent, then cursor down to select a country. Facts, maps, and flag can be found. (You might find too many advertisements on this site.)

Rating: 2 out of 5.

World Flag Database
Click on the country’s flag to read some fast facts and see the different flags of the country.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Homeschool Helper Online

Teachers and parents, signup to download free research lapbooks to guide student learning. You will see lots of activity ideas. Look for the Country Lapbook to support your student’s research.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Take a visit to China through the Nature Labs video: China’s Great Forests: What the Giant Panda and Earth’s Climate Share. Complete the Viewers Guide as you watch the video.

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