One of the geography terms activities for fifth grade listed here is a geography dictionary. Additional activities can be found online and those will be referenced later on.
To make a geography dictionary, you will need to cut white copy paper in half, and have some construction paper also cut in half for the cover. Students will need scissors, glue, pencils or pens, crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
Instructions: Print the word at the top of the page and write the definition of it underneath with a pencil or pen. Look in magazines to find pictures to illustrate the word, cut it out and glue underneath the definition. When you are finished, decorate two pieces of construction paper and staple your dictionary together.
Make a Physical Geography Dictionary using the following 15 terms:
There are a few sites that have ideas to help with geography terms activities for fifth grade:
There are many word games to help students learn definitions of words.
One fun one is a twist on the Snowman game. It is like Hangman in reverse. You have two teams and you draw two stick figures, or snowmen, or whatever on the board, with each having the same number of parts. You need between 12 and 15 parts. You can call this game Invisible Man or Melting Snowman. Anyway, when a team gets the answer right, they erase one part of the opposing team’s man or snowman. When the man or snowman is gone, the other team wins.
Another way to review definitions of geography words is to play Jeopardy. Make a simple game board with five or six categories, with point values ranging from 100 to 500 for Jeopardy and 200 to 1000 for Double Jeopardy. Save a really hard question for Final Jeopardy.
At Puzzlemaker you can make your own crossword puzzles. Just pick the size of puzzle, put in the words and definitions, and it will create a puzzle for you to print out and use. You can also make crossword puzzles at Crossword Puzzle Games.