United States Geography Teacher Resources
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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 16 Views 50 Downloads
U.S. Geography Review
Students explore U.S. geography by planning a trip with classmates. In this mapping lesson plan, 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 67 Views 184 Downloads
Follow the Light
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that use the special State Quarters as a learning tool. During this lesson, pupils learn about lighthouses, maps, the cardinal directions on a compass, and U.S. geography. There are many excellent worksheets embedded in the plan.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
U.S. Geography: The West
Students explore the national parks of the American West. In this geography skills lesson, 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 27 Views 93 Downloads
From Sea to Shining Sea
Students discover United States geography by completing a graph. In this agriculture instructional activity, 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 21 Views 103 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
My Summer Vacation
Students study the United States geography using Google Earth. In this U.S. geography instructional activity, 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 12 Views 43 Downloads
From Sea to Shining Sea
Fifth graders study the geography of the United States of America. Students write letters, create travel brochures, make maps, graph population numbers, read fiction and nonfiction selections, complete KWL charts, and watch films.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Facts, Fictions and Perceptions of Regions
Learners 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 12 Views 53 Downloads
U.S. Geography: The South
Young geographers complete a research project. They list the physical features found in the American South. They then discuss the economy, culture, and geography found in the South. They work in groups to research one of the five physical features, prepare an oral presentation, and present their information to the class.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 154 Downloads
From Sea to Shining Sea: United State Geography Vocabulary
Learners read a passage (included) about America, its land, and seas. Students think about the meanings of the words contrasts, vast, grasslands, fertile, bayous, glaciers, tundra, and plateaus.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 13 Views 345 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 instructional activity, 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.
3rd - 5th Science 16 Views 84 Downloads
Hawaii No Ka Oi!
Learners 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. Learners create a sample budget for a Hawaiian vacation.
5th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 16 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 14 Views 89 Downloads
Explore Your State With Maps
Young scholars create maps of their own state using information from the National Geographic "MapMachine" website. They draw and label features on a blank map of their state, discuss the geographic features of their state, and create a state map from memory.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 17 Views 44 Downloads
A Season for Chapters
Art, music, poetry, and the beauty of the seasons is what you'll find in this very nice unit idea. You can use any of the suggested books and activities to engage your second graders in an exploration of the changes that take place throughout the year.
2nd Language Arts 10 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed