Teaching Resources


Colorado Dept of Education

Colorado Department of Education Content Areas

The CDE has created a series of pages that serve as a hub of content to help support the academic achievement of students throughout the state.  These pages provide information about state standards, professional development, curriculum information and instructional resources.  These pages are highly recommended to help improve curriculum in a number of areas, including Science, Social Studies, and STEM.


Geography for Life

Geography for Life: National Geography Standards - from NCGE

The Geography Education Implementation Project (GENIP) - has released a revised and updated version of Geography for Life.  You can order your copy by following the title link above.



AP Human Geography

AP Human Geography Test Bank

The AP Human Geography Test Bank is available for purchase online through the UCCS Bookstore for $10.  Once your purchase is complete, you will be provided with access to the materials.  Click here to purchase access to the AP Human Geography Test Bank.

Click here to access the AP Human Geography Testbank  (For those who have previously purchased - password required.)




Giant Travelling Map from National GeographicGiant Traveling Maps from National Geographic

Vibrant vinyl maps will guide students through lessons and fun activities related to climate, natural resources, famous landmarks, and demographics.   Visit our Giant Maps page for more info.









National Council for Geographic Education Membership

For more information about becoming an Alliance-Affiliated Member, go to http://www.ncge.org/alliance-membership.  The membership flyer and membership form can be accessed here.   A portion of your membership fee will be returned to the Colorado Geographic Alliance for support of teachers.


National Geographic Compass - Educators Newsletter





 Compass - Educator Edition Newsletter by National Geographic

Subscribe to this newsletter and get teaching resources from ideas for Common Core topics to interactive games sent to your inbox on a monthly basis. Take a look at the sample edition, found at the link above.  Subscription information can be found at the bottom of the sample newsletter.


Follow Colorado Geographic Alliance Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources on Pinterest

Follow Colorado Geographic Alliance Unique and Interesting Maps on Pinterest

COGA maintains a unique collection of teaching resources on Pinterest. Connect with us there and find lesson plans geared to Colorado Standards, teaching aids, and classroom ideas for any topic.