Hawley PTA


Geography Program


(Unite the States)


(For a printable PDF version of the letter below, click here)

 

Dear Hawley 2nd,3rd and 4th grade families,

 

Welcome!  Hawley PTA, in partnership with teachers and administrators, is pleased to provide the geography enrichment program, Unite the States, for your child!  It’s fun, it’s free and every child in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade is encouraged to participate-(there is an opt-out form you can send back in).

How it works….Each month, you and your child should consult the Hawley School website (http://newtown.hawley.schooldesk.net/) and follow the links (Parents > PTA > Student Enrichment > Geography Program) for the schedule of Geography Challenge (tests) and challenge dates.   There you will also find blank challenges to print and practice on as well as study guides.  Approximately once a month, teachers will administer map Geography Challenges at school.  These maps are exactly the same as the “practice” maps.   If they master the map they can move on to the next map.  If not, they will re-do the map in the next month.

It’s important to remember that scores on the Geography tests do not have an impact on your child’s grades and will not appear on their report cards.  However, as part of the district-wide Geography Program, Hawley’s Unite the States Geography Program prepares our students for success in geography in future grades. It is also a great opportunity for families to discuss personal connections with places around our country and around the world.  Support and encouragement from you can make this a great learning experience for the whole family.

The first “challenge” will be administered by teachers the week of October 15, 2018.  Attached is the study guide and practice test to get you started.  Remember, in the future you will need to consult the Hawley website to print your own practice tests and study guides.


Thank you for your support with this great enrichment program!

 Sincerely,

 Lucie Connell

[email protected]

Hawley PTA Geography Program Coordinator


 

Test Schedule
Tests will be administered during the weeks listed below. 
Please consult your child's most recently returned test
to determine which one will be administered next.

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

Test #1 New England States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Eastern States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
50 States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
 Test #2 North East States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Western States 
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]

50 States Capitals
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Test #3  South East States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
50 States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Continents & Oceans
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Test #4  Mid West States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Eastern States Capitals
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
North America (& the Caribbean)
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF] 
 Test #5 South West
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Western States Capitals
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
South America
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Test #6  West Coast States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
50 State Capitals
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Europe
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Test #7 Eastern States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Bodies of Water
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Africa
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
Test #8  Western States
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
 Mountains & Geographical Features
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDF]
 Asia
[Practice Test in PDF] [Study Guide in PDf]
  Make-Up  Make-Up  Make-Up
Test Dates

 

Click here for a printable PDF

with the test dates. 

Remember,

you progress to the next test

only after you pass

the one you are on.



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