A creative lesson that combines finger painting and geography. Students finger paint a world map, putting stars on important landmarks. Measure students' level of comfort with the material by asking them to recall where they live and where the important oceans are.
Many don't realize that language arts and geography are closely related. Students are more apt to learn geography "rules" and locations when the words don't just look like a bunch of hard-to-pronounce text. Use this highly respected book to blend geography concepts into your writing curriculum.
An article that was inspired by one question from a kindergartener: "Mommy, is that hill over there in Africa?". This is a great resource for educators who aren't looking to answer this question with just a single: "No."