Geography Task Cards

These printable geography task cards are an easy tool to help students learn a variety of geographical facts.

Middle school geography is a subject that can be challenging to learn, but things like these cards make it easier for tweens to test their knowledge. Below, you’ll find a pdf that includes 24 different cards for you to use in your lesson plans.

Each one includes a different question related to a geography topic and two answers for kids to choose from. 

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While my favorite way to study this subject is through geography games and hands-on learning, task cards are a simple way to see how much your students have learned.

So give these a try to see how they work in your lesson plans. 

What Are Task Cards? 

Task cards are prompts written on cards, designed to guide students on a particular skill, topic, or task.

They are varied in form and can include things like multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank statements, open-ended questions, and instructions for completing a specific task.

Easily use them in any subject to help students to engage with new material or review topics they’ve already learned. It’s a fun way to get in some extra practice.

You can use these helpful educational tools in traditional classrooms and homeschools, as an individual student activity or as part of a group project.

Are Task Cards Effective?

Yes! Task cards are an effective tool for teaching and practice.

They are especially beneficial to students with different learning styles because you can design them so they provide multiple options for interacting with the material.

This makes them a great resource for review activities, as well as assessing students’ understanding of a concept or skill. 

Overall, using task cards can help make learning more engaging, especially if you use them as part of a hands-on activity.

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Geography Task Cards

This set of task cards is an easy and effective way to help older kids expand their knowledge of world geography topics. 

Each one of the 24 cards has a question about a place or topic related to the subject of geography. 

They cover various geographic topics and subject areas. For example, students will have to answer questions about rivers, mountains, countries, rock types, languages, and lots more.

Tweens will read the question and then choose the correct answer from the two provided. There’s an answer key to make it easy to check their answers.

It’s up to you whether you let them look up the information or if they have to know it on their own.

All you need to do is download the pdf, print copies of the cards, cut them out and you’re ready to go.

It’s a great activity to add to your geography lessons.

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Geography Task Cards Supplies

Since this is a downloadable resource, you only need a couple of things to get started.

To make your task card set that last longer, laminate them after printing them out. 

If you’re going to let your kids look up the answers, then you should have a student atlas on hand.

You can grab your free question cards below!

How to Use Geography Task Cards Your Homeschool 

There are a few different ways you can use these cards in your geography lesson plans.

The easiest way is to use them cards is as a review tool. Either give them to your tweens to complete on their own or read the questions aloud and have them shout out the correct answer.

To make it more challenging, you could:

  • set a timer so they have to figure out the answers quickly. 
  • make a rule that they can’t look up the information in an atlas or online.

Make the geography task cards a part of hands-on activity, like a scavenger hunt, or use them to play a game like Jeopardy. 

You can also use it as a group activity by having all the students select a card from the stack. The student with the card reads out the question to everyone and then they have to either raise their hand or shout out the correct answer. This is a fun activity for small groups in a geography co-op.

Tweens can go a step further by using the cards as a jumping off point for a research project. 

After you’ve gone through the cards, have your older kids choose one that they want to learn more about. Then they can explore the topic and write a report or create a presentation to share what they’ve learned. 

Hand holding a pencil pointing to a location on a world map on the table. Images of printable geography task cards.

More Geography Tools

Here are more things you can use to teach your middle schoolers geography.

Geography task cards can be a great way to help your kids work on concepts they’re learning about.  

I hope you find them helpful in your lesson plans. Download your free task cards today!

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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