United States Geography Teacher Resources
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50 States: New England States
Students discover where certain states are located and what the look like. They look for their information on a web site. Each student is assigned a state which they must research then present to the entire class.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 20 Views 91 Downloads
Explore Your State With Maps
Students 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 18 Views 44 Downloads
The U.S. as a Jigsaw Floor puzzle
Naming and locating each of the 50 United States of America is one task every kids need to master. Help them along the way with a fun hands-on activity that includes the whole class. Included here are the instructions for creating larger-than-life puzzle pieces of the United Sates.
4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 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 14 Views 36 Downloads
Regions of the United States
Students 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. Students 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 25 Views 86 Downloads
Geography of the Northeast
Fourth graders explore U.S. geography by examining maps in class. In this Northeast United States lesson, 4th graders view topography related maps of the United States and identify the Appalachians, White Mountains and Atlantic coast. Students write a fictitious postcard to a friend in which they pretend they are on the East coast.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 68 Downloads
Geographic Regions of the United States
Students investigate the physical regions of America by analyzing images. In this U.S. Geography lesson plan, students read poetry about America and associate the words with a specific area or region of the U.S. Students view a group of photographs and sort them by geographic region, analyzing each image for clues.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 166 Downloads
Texas, Our Texas
Students explore U.S. geography by completing a coloring activity in class. For this Texas history lesson, students utilize the web to locate Texas on a map of the U.S. Students view a PowerPoint presentation which showcases the state symbols of Texas and state song.
1st - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 54 Downloads
Expanding the Mission: Historical Parks
Learners explore U.S. geography by viewing a documentary in class. In this national parks lesson, students view video clips of individual national parks and locate them using Google Earth software. Learners create a persuasive presentation about a local park which should be represented nationally.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Nevada, A to Z
Fourth graders explore U.S. Geography by reading a timeline. In this Nevada history lesson, 4th graders identify the geographic location of Nevada and discuss the history. Students read the book S is for Silver: A Nevada Alphabet and create a timeline demonstrating the longevity and events that have taken place in the state.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 19 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
Las Vegas: We Are Just Like You
Students practice making multimedia documentary films by investigating cities of America. In this U.S. geography instructional activity, students examine Las Vegas and compare the state of Nevada to 15 other states and discuss their main differences.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Aleutian Arc; Land and Sea
Pupils explore U.S. geography by identifying a chain of islands. In this Alaskan geography lesson, students discuss the Aleutian islands, where they are located and the people who reside on them. Pupils complete a worksheet based on the local language of the Aleutian residents.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Visit to Charm City
Students explore U.S. geography by participating in a role-playing activity. In this Baltimore history lesson, students discuss the geography of Baltimore city and complete a worksheet which discusses the "charm" Baltimore is known for. Students write a friendly letter based upon their on-line virtual tour of Baltimore.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Regions of Virginia
Students investigate U.S. geography by viewing images in a slide-show. For this Virginia geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation with images of the different regions in the state of Virginia. Students analyze the details in the images and match the different pictures with the region of Virginia they think it's from.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
In this United States geography worksheet, 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
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 4 Views 14 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