States and Territories of The United States Teacher Resources
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In this Wisconsin state history learning exercise, 4th graders read two pages of information about Wisconsin then complete 10 true and false questions.
Students review census data to correlate to emigration in Kansas. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students analyze a painting and create definitions for emigration and discuss why people emigrate. Students read and analyze 1855 census data in groups to connect to their predictions on why people moved to Kansas Territory.
Students explore the life of Johnny Appleseed as they create a MediaBlender project of Johnny's journey through the Midwest territory, and compare and contrast items he brought on his journey with items students would bring with them on a trip today.
Students include maps, drawings, and personal reflections in a journal they keep while "accompanying" Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of the Louisiana Territory.
Students explore U.S. territorial expansion. In this Louisiana Purchase lesson, students investigate how the purchase was funded and determine how diplomatic actions were part of the land transfer. Students analyze several primary sources that are provided within the lesson.
Students examine the wars the United States was involved in between 1898 and 1945. In groups, they determine the causes and effects of each war and how each war changed the way the United States handled their foreign affairs. As a class, they debate American imperialism and how we have used it to our advantage in each war.
Florida's state quarter has an image of a space shuttle and a Spanish Galleon on its reverse side. Pupils will examine the state quarter and think about how the Spanish explorers and Space explorers are the same and different. The class will be split into two groups and either research the Spanish or Astronauts, then they get together to create a Venn Diagram comparing the two. Extensions, differentiated learning options, and several worksheets are included.
Students describe the relationships between state and federal parliaments in Australia. They identify responsibilities shared between federal and state and territory governments. Students explore an alternative federal structure by creating new state boundaries and redistributing power. They explain and justify the new federal model.
Fourth graders design travel itineraries for all of the United States. In this locations unit, 4th graders research characteristics and features of all 50 states to develop as part of the Travel Agency Product or Performance. Students develop research and writing skills.
Fourth graders investigate differences between the ideology of the Northern and Southern states in 1856. In this states' history lesson, 4th graders examine the needs for slaves in the Southern agricultural economy, and compare it to the need for skilled paid workers in the industrial economy of the Northern states. They write about the different points of view on slavery between the two regions.
Seventh graders use print and electronic resources to gather and analyze information on the political system in the United States. Using the Constitution, they identify and discuss instances of racism included in amendments and laws. In groups, they use this information to perform a skit, make a poster or write an essay on the effects of these amendments or laws on the African-American community.
Students examine the differences between the northern and southern states before and during the U.S. Civil War. They complete a Venn Diagram and create an illustration of the differences between the North and the South. Students also participate in a Reader's Theater and write and present a poem.
Students write letters, create models, create a photo display, and make charts about the rules that a state has. In this rules lesson plan, students learn about and make different displays of how states come up with rules, change them, and enforce them.
Students investigate the states that water may take. In this physical science lesson, students read the book, Water: Up, Down, and All Around and recall the states of water from the book. Students examine how water takes the shape of its container and graph which containers hold more water.
Students examine the area where the Northwest Territory was located. They discover the steps territories need to follow to become states. They create a map of the Northwest Territory and label the states that came out of that region.
While learning about the Louisiana Purchase, pupils practice map skills. This motivating lesson has them answer questions about the Louisiana Territory and the United States. It provides a quick and easy way review of skills and the American History.
Students study the effect of trapping in the Illinois Territory in 1805 and compare it to trapping today. They participate in a role playing activity in which they discover how practices in early Illinois Territory led to wildlife such as beavers becoming almost extinct in Illinois by 1900. They discuss current conservation techniques.
Learners follow directions on a worksheet to follow directions on a map of the United States and Territories of the United States. In this directions worksheet, students use a compass rose and learn the directions.
In this Indiana worksheet, students read a two page text about the history of the state of Indiana. Students answer 10 true and false questions.