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Learners research the impact of European voyages of discovery and colonial influence on different aspects of American culture. They access a number of online sources and reference maps to trace the influences of England, France, Holland, Spain, Russia (among others) on the United States.
Students examine natural resources and landforms of the United States. In this natural wonders lesson, students reading a textbook chapter students design a scrapbook, illustrating the natural wonders. Students build models and write about the wonders to share with their classmates.
Ninth graders brainstorm "what they know about North Korea and South Korea." They determine the approximate distance from the United States to North and South Korea and create a graph comparing the birth rates, death rates, infant mortality rates, literacy rates, and GDP of North Korea, South Korea, and the United States.
Here is a wonderful series of lessons that combine elements of geography, language arts, and math into a unique educational experience that's all about US geography and places. In these lessons, pupils use math and mapping skills to calculate distance and travel time between US destinations. They explore the physical beauty and geography of the United States. The lessons are packed with great ideas, projects, collaborative learning opportunities, and excellent worksheets.
Students explore geography, climate, and adaptations by creating a country of their own. In this geography lesson, students work in groups to create a map of an imaginary country, they will include geography, climate, plants, and animals. Students design a list of three plants and animals of their country and explain their characteristics and adaptations.
Where did the potato famine in the United States in the 1840s begin? After reading about the potato disease, young scientists will hypothesize about the type of disease and its origin. Then, using newspaper articles and other data, learners use latitude and longitude to map the instances of the disease, then analyze the data to try to trace its origin.
Elementary explorers study the geography of their own state and region. They create a three-dimensional map of their state, develop an atlas, read maps using longitude and latitude, and identify and analyze the five themes of geography. There are actually five lessons contained in this comprehensive resource, complete with reading references and handouts for your class.
Students explore the Gale Group Databases to examine information about the states located in the Southeastern portion of the United States. They conduct Internet research, complete a planning page and a descriptive paragraph, and create a computer slideshow presentation.
For any pupils who live in the state of Arkansas, this would be a fabulous educational experience to help them get to know their state better. Through the use of activities in literature, art, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology, third and fourth graders study the great natural resources and open spaces of the state of Arkansas.
Fourth graders explore U.S. geography by examining maps in class. In this Northeast United States instructional activity, 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.