How to Teach Geography with an Interesting Way: Innovative Ideas for Teachers in Geography Teaching


Geography is an interesting subject which is taught under social science (or social studies) in our primary and middle school classes. Which type of teaching methodology do you use in your classroom?
Here we are discussing about some smart, active and interesting and useful tips may be used in Geography teaching in primary and middle classes.
What are the smart and innovative techniques and ideas in Geometry teaching? We would like to discuss the different type techniques used by teachers in many countries. Let's discover what are the latest trends in Geography Education. Your teaching learning experiences are welcomed.

Geography Teaching At Primary School Level

In primary school syllabus generally geography is introduced with the awareness of local environment. In early classes there are many exercises about our colony, village, town, school environment, Gram Panchayat (In India) and related simple knowledge about our environment.  It is the beginning to learning the Geography. At this level the student becomes able to learn the geography with the understanding of the environment.
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Teachers can use some of the more attractive Geography teaching ides in their classroom. At primary level the teacher has to use some interesting techniques to teach the Geography. "Interesting Geography"; It should be a nice term for teachers and students."

In a smartclass he can use interesting documentary films or projectors to explain the geometrical concepts. If the teacher is able to make multimedia lesson plans he can prepare and present the lessons on local environment. Such type of activities may be very effective to make the Geography education innovative and need based. He can use some visiting activities like a visit of local place and make the student familiar about Geography.

Geography Teaching At Middle School Level

When students reached in middle school classes their learning and comprehensive level increased. So teachers can use something different type teaching learning techniques within the classroom. There are many smart and innovative ideas about Geography teaching in middle school classes. In a classroom there are many cool ideas about geographical activities are given in the textbooks.
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Many educational boards designed the curriculum wisely so that students can understand the Geography with an interesting way. Teacher can arrange some visiting activities like educational excursion to increase the student’s knowledge and experience. It is a an interesting Geography teaching idea for teachers.
There are mainly two types of classes; traditional classes and smart classes. Each type of class has its unique importance. So use the appropriate teaching technique for your classroom. In a traditional classroom teachers must have to use suitable lesson plan to make their lesson effective, impressive and attractive. Use of e learning tool is an extraordinary idea for smart teachers.
It is a nice idea to make your teaching interesting and remarkable by interesting stories about the particular topics. Teacher can prepare an album of related places by the help of newspapers and magazines or by internet. In a smart class a teacher can prepare a Power Point presentation for those places. He can provide an online project for the group of students to prepare such digital album.

How to make Geography learning an interesting activity?

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Want to make Geography learning an interesting activity; it is very helpful to use something innovative techniques within the classroom. Use interesting geography teaching ideas in your classroom teaching learning and make learning a fun, you will find many awesome results. There are many teaching learning materials and teaching resources available in schools like atlas, globe charts, maps and so many.
It is very interesting for students to discover any place in a map or globe and such type activities inspire them to learn by doing. Textbook exercises are very useful for teachers and students because many exercises make it easy to learn by “Self directed Learning”. Using some inspirational activities may lead to create attraction in the particular subject. Using the students creativity and enhance students expression is another cool idea to make learning a fun and interesting activity for the students.

Project Work in Geography for Middle School Students

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 It is a creative idea for middle school students like 6th, 7th or 8th grades students. Project work is a smart idea to enhance student’s creativity and comprehension level.

Project works provide great opportunities for the teachers as well as the students to discover the new ideas in learning. In Geography there are many interesting ideas for project work.

Students can prepare different type models as project work. Teachers can use these projects as in research and also as teaching learning material.
Many easy, interesting and cool ideas are given in the textbooks. To apply this idea it is essential to maintain each student’s separate file (It may be named as student’s profile) in which the written project work will be saved.
There are many inspiriting and innovative objectives of this project work. For smart and digital schools teachers can facilitate the students to prepare the digital project work using the computers.

Modern Technology in Education:

Modern technology has provided a gateway to knowledge on an extraordinary scale. Teaching resources and educational software are readily available on any subject you care to think of. There are You Tube instructional videos in abundance and many authoritative web sites. 
Finding ways to motivate children to learn and making learning fun is so important.  It is time to ensure technology integration in pioneering education to make learning a fun. Using multimedia tools in Geography teaching is an attention-grabbing idea for innovative teachers. 

Digital Tools in Geography Teaching: An Innovation in Education

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The whole world is aware about technology integration in education. So it is an important to talk about some digital tools,  techniques and interesting Geography teaching ideas in teaching Geography.
What are the Digital Tools for Geometry Teaching? There are many teaching learning tools those are very useful in geometry teaching. For example there is a topic about “The Mountains of Australia”; if teacher want to make the presentation more remarkable, he can use “Google earth”.
There are many websites useful to explore the teaching concept widely. Internet and computers are very useful teaching material for innovative educators. Teacher has a great opportunity to search and share the useful information on his topic within the seconds. If he feels any difficulty in any topic he can move to the internet and can make his classroom presentation more and more authentic.
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E learning tools are very helpful for teachers to prepare an interesting presentation. Using the computers is a very nice idea for teachers. Computer is able to explain many topics easily. By the use of computers and projectors a teacher can make his lesson easy and interesting. Sometimes it is able to minimize the teacher’s written work.
 Multimedia presentation is very useful to explain some hard topics very easily. The methods like traditional teaching like activity based learning may be used in a digital class or smart classroom to make the learning more remarkable.  What is your idea about “Digital Presentation” or “Digital Project”?

In this article these are my own ideas. What are your innovative ideas on this topic? How can a teacher make “Geography” interesting subject for the students? Share your valuable ideas with this post. If you want to know more about this blog “Innovative Education”, please the page “About This Blog”. You can visit and like the Google Plus page “Innovative Education” to get the all links.
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Ira Bickoff
October 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM ×


Thank you for the informative article. I am a high school science teacher and use Google Earth chapter tours to engage students in reading nonfiction, maritime literature. The site is:

It is a nice , multidisciplinary approach to introducing, science, history and geoliteracy.



anil sahu
October 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM ×

Thank you for your interest. I am very glad to know that you like this post and you are doing a nice work in the field of smart education. Actually Google provides several awesome tools and features for innovative teachers and many teachers are using these tools and for their classroom.
Would you like to share your innovative teaching experiences in Geography Teaching?

Ira Bickoff
October 12, 2013 at 7:55 AM ×

Hi Anil:
I would very much like to share the material in Sailthebook. I am in my thirteenth year as a high school physics teacher. The year I am teaching advanced placement physics so much of my free time, after family, is spent preparing for class. I hope to develope some other Google Earth projects in the future.


anil sahu
October 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM ×

I am very glad to know your interest in innovative teaching. Goggle brings awesome teaching opportunities for 21st century teachers. I would like to know more about your next "Innovative Projects".
Thanks a lot.


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