While it’s true that most of us don’t need formal definitions for lakes or rivers or other common words, there are other geography terms that are not quite as familiar. And that’s where a geography glossary comes in handy. And it’s even better when students can make their own with these printables!
How to Make a Geography Glossary
Simply print a Glossary Front Cover for each student to color, plus enough Term Pages to get their glossaries started and 3-hole-punch everything.
The Term Pages have spaces for:
• a place to write the geography term at the top,
• followed by a box for the student to draw a picture of it,
• and then lines below that where they can write the definition in their own words.
If you add one new term per week, you will have an impressive glossary by the end of the year.
Where to Keep your Glossary
Students can use a 1/2″ (or smaller) binder for their glossaries, or they can put these pages in the back of their current Travel Journal (i.e., geography binders used for Let’s Go Geography).
Another idea is to print ALL the pages you will need for the year and fix everything permanently in one of those sturdy paper folders with the 3-hole metal tabs that you bend after putting in your paper. That would be a very inexpensive option and would still look good and be totally functional.
Free Glossary Printables
The download also includes suggestions for geography terms for your students.
Click here to get your Kid’s Printable Geography Glossary!
Geography Glossary Examples
Need a little help to get your Geography Glossary started? Check out these blog posts that walk you through the process, step-by-step.
Click on the Geography Term that interests you to find out how to make a glossary page on that term: