Tennessee Geographic Alliance

Begin the year with these K-5 Geographic activities

Giant map of Tennessee

Students in Tennessee can learn more about geography with one of the world’s largest maps of the state. The National Geographic Giant Traveling Map of Tennessee was given to the state by the National Geographic Society as an expression of the Society’s commitment to educating students about the world and empowering them to make a difference.

Where is Gina the Geographer?

Take a look at this resource from the U.S. Census Bureau. Students will participate in an online scavenger hunt based on a story that a geographer named Gina, who loves to travel, has escaped to an undisclosed location. Students must follow a series of clues to find her location including landmarks, weather, and population—and use a U.S. Census Bureau data tool called State Facts for Students to answer questions that lead them one step closer to finding Gina. Learn more.
U.S. Census Bureau Statistics in Schools Activities

Brings school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau statistics to create materials for use year after year for students. Explore this site for engaging resources and activities. High school activities are available as well.

Lindsey the GIS Professional!

Help Lindsey make some maps! In this interactive activity, Lindsey shows how to use GIS and spatial thinking in a fun, easy to understand way. Learn how to calculate area, measure distance, change basemaps, use your own spatial data to make a map, and more! Once you finish, Lindsey even has a special prize for you.

https://learn.arcgis.com/en/esripress/lindsey/ (includes reproducible activities)

Lindsey's Online Flipbook

Follow Lindsey as she collects information about the world around her to make a map of her favorite park!


National Geographic's Resource Library offers high-quality, standards-based, educational resources and activities. Many of our free maps, lesson plans, imagery, interactives, and reference materials have been curated into collections grounded in the bold and transformative approach that National Geographic takes around science, exploration and storytelling.

Contact the TGA

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Geographic Alliance

​P.O. Box 30812

Knoxville, TN 37930

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Membership in the Tennessee Geographic Alliance is free.