States and Territories of The United States Teacher Resources
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Check out this packet of worksheets involving mapping activities, vocabulary logging, reading and comprehending informational texts, etc., which focuses on Italian city-states during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. There are also activity and note-taking guidelines for designing a scrapbook on the culture, politics, and social systems of Florence and Venice.
Students study the United States flag. In this American history and government activity, students define and give examples of familiar symbols. Students design a classroom flag. Students identify and describe the American flag.
Young scholars examine the role of commerce in the United States to help fulfill Manifest Destiny. They write commercials that could have been used by the Mexicans or Americans during the Mexican War.
Students engage in the study of the United States flag while accessing research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a class project that focuses upon the meaning of freedom and The United State Flag Code.
Students investigate the history of the United States flag. In this civics lesson, students read handouts regarding the flag and its history. Students also read and discuss the Federal Flag Code.
Young scholars examine the differences between various state constitutions in the United States. Then, using their own
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 identification questions about the states in the United States of America. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Young scholars explore basic map skills. In this United States geography lesson, students define "country" and "state," locate their state on a United States map, and identify and trace state boundaries defining their state and surrounding areas.
Students consider how they, their pets, and their parents define and defend their personal spaces or territory. They discuss the reasons that countries sometimes fight over territories. Students conclude by drawing pictures of themselves, their pets, their parents, and their country's territories and by writing sentences describing scenarios in which territories are threatened.
Students examine a map of Canada, differentiating among the provinces and territories. They explore the new Nunavut territory and its leader by reading and discussing "In New Land of Eskimos, a New Chief Offers Hope."
Students compare a political map of North America today with one from 1845. They identify items of continuity in the political map of the United States today and that of 1845 and describe the influence of Indian and Hispanic cultures on the Southwest.
Fifth graders recognize the steps to create a territory, a district and a state. In this Iowa lesson, 5th graders discuss the three capitals and their importance. Students recognize the key people in the development of Iowa. Students research the Mississippi River and how the territories were formed. students answer critical thinking questions.
Students research the various territory acquisitions in United States history and create an annotated map that tells the history of U.S. expansion. Working in small groups, students outline the land acquisitions and purchases made by the United States and synthesize that information on their map.
An ambitious geography lesson is geared toward kindergartners. They discover what the differences are between states and countries. They look at maps of Arkansas, and learn what the shapes and lines mean. Additionally, they create a State of Arkansas necklace to finish things up. Everything you need to implement the lesson is included in this fine plan.
High schoolers examine the settlement of the Louisiana Territory. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students watch segments of the Discovery video "East Meets West: Americans on the Move". High schoolers conduct further research pertaining to the Lewis and Clark expedition prior to completing a journal activity. Questions that accompany the video are also included in the lesson plan.
Fourth graders describe how the French and Indian War resulted in expansion of United States Territory and analyze information from two or more sources for agreements, contradictions, facts, and opinions.
In this Utah state history instructional activity, students read two and a half pages of information about Utah and complete 10 true and false questions.
Students create a poster of a Canadian province or territory. For this Canadian geography lesson, students research a Canadian province or territory and create a poster to present the information explored in class.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this Western Expansion lesson, students conduct research to find out how the Transcontinental Railroad fueled territorial expansion in the United States and Canada. Students write essays about the immigration influx, the adjustment of Native Americans, or the trip west for settlers.
Students discover the meaning and symbolism behind the American flag. In this instructional activity on National symbols, students design a flag for their school, explain the symbolism they used, and distinguish the elements that constitute the US Flag. Students then research the Federal Flag Code and how that has shaped the meaning and usage of the US Flag.