This is a wonderful way to teach geography, and all you need are boxes and paint! You could keep these in the classroom and have the students throughout the year place interesting facts they discover about each location inside the boxes.
Here are ways to teach geography, ranging from geography games, to the layers of the earth with cake, all without a textbook! This pin is a powerful teacher resource that provides the teacher with lot of great interactive ideas for teaching geography!
Way for teachers to make geography fun and exciting for students-some of these channels have a LOT of videos and some only have a few. Each link has a paragraph description of why the channel is beneficial for the class.
How to Teach Geography with Continent Boxes, DIY Montessori Continent Boxes, A multi-sensory approach to learning with kids, Multi-Culture ideas with kids. I think these would be awesome in a grade geography class.
It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities. It could be altered a little to be more applicable.