United States Geography Teacher Resources
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U.S. Geography Review
Students explore U.S. geography by planning a trip with classmates. In this mapping lesson, students examine a U.S. map and identify the different destinations they wish to visit, specifically sports arenas. Students utilize a calculator to identify the mileage and time it will take before writing trip directions.
6th - 10th 21st Century Skills 49 Views 170 Downloads
My Summer Vacation
Students study the United States geography using Google Earth. In this U.S. geography lesson, students create travel journals about five U.S. geographical locations. Students research the human and physical characteristics for each region.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 42 Downloads
Facts, Fictions and Perceptions of Regions
Students examine the different characteristics of the regions of the United States. They discuss places they have visited in the U.S., and in small groups conduct research on a selected region of the U.S. Each group labels a map of their region with the physical features, towns, and states.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 48 Downloads
U.S. Geography: The West
Students explore the national parks of the American West. In this geography skills activity, students watch "U.S. Geography: The West," and examine print and Internet sources about the national parks found there. Students feature their findings in travel brochures that they create.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 89 Downloads
Basic U.S. Geography
Provide your 11th graders with a basic understanding of U.S. Geography. They label the state, regions, and boundaries found in the contiguous U.S. as well as Hawaii and Alaska. Then, they complete two Internet related activities.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 45 Downloads
U.S. Geography: The Northeast
Students investigate U.S. Geography by creating a map in class. In this natural resource lesson, students create a map of the United States and research the Northeast based on their resources and recyclable materials. Students utilize the Internet to help identify all waterways.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 88 Downloads
From Sea to Shining Sea
Students discover United States geography by completing a graph. In this agriculture lesson, students read assigned text regarding the food production of individual states in the country and their economic impact. Students complete a graph which displays the top five commodities in the U.
4th - 9th Science 18 Views 102 Downloads
Where is Kansas?
Students explore U.S. Geography by analyzing a map. In this state vs. country lesson, students utilize a U.S. map and locate the state of Kansas before researching the history and customs of the state. Students collaborate as a class to celebrate the birthday of Kansas and complete several state worksheets.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Dark Days on the Prairie
Students explore U.S. geography by researching agriculture. In this dust bowl lesson, students complete a cause and effect worksheet based upon the dust bowls that covered a large portion of Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1900's. Students conduct a small experiment using soil, aluminum pans and water in class.
3rd - 5th Science 16 Views 84 Downloads
Hawaii No Ka Oi!
Young scholars discover the beautiful state of Hawaii by creating travel documents. In this U.S. Geography instructional activity, students utilize the Internet to research Hawaii and design a travel brochure. Young scholars create a sample budget for a Hawaiian vacation.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Lesson Plan on U.S. States: Alabama
Students explore U.S. geography by reading assigned text in class. In this Alabama state lesson, students identify the location of Alabama as well as the state bird, animal and flower. Students research the Civil Rights era in relation to Alabama as well.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Regions of the United States
Learners explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills instructional activity, students examine the latitude and longitude, landforms, physical regions, natural resources, and climate of the United States. Learners create a model landform and also respond to essential questions throughout the instructional activity that are compiled in a portfolio.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 20 Views 81 Downloads
In this United States geography activity, students study the image of the Midwestern states. Student then label the states with the following choices: Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, North Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
Sixteen fill-in-the-blank sentences require choosing between two options to complete the statement about United States geography. While intended as a guided reading activity for an unnamed textbook, the handout remains useful as a pre- or post-assessment on this topic.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
U.S. Lands and Regions
Sixth graders investigate U.S. Geography by viewing a slide-show demonstrating the different land types in the country. In this Geography lesson, 6th graders analyze photographs of the United States and discuss the different people that inhabit the different regions.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 35 Downloads
Students explore the west coast of the U.S. by viewing photographs in a slide-show. In this U.S. geography lesson, students discuss "manifest destiny" and the idea of expanding the U.S. back in the 1800's. Students view a PowerPoint presentation with images of monuments from California which students identify.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 45 Downloads