United States Geography Teacher Resources
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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
Texas, Our Texas
Students explore U.S. geography by completing a coloring activity in class. In 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 10 Views 54 Downloads
Aleutian Arc; Land and Sea
Students 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. Students complete a worksheet based on the local language of the Aleutian residents.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 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 4 Views 17 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 27 Views 165 Downloads
A Great Place To Live
Third graders explore U.S. geography by creating a written document in class. In this travel brochure lesson, 3rd graders identify interesting locations within a specific state and discuss in which city they would prefer to live. Students utilize a map to visualize their location and create a travel brochure to share their research with the class.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 41 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 12 Views 66 Downloads
Arkansas History Lesson Plan: Identifying Arkansas on a Map
Students investigate their hometown of Arkansas. In this U.S. Geography instructional activity, students identify Arkansas on a map and distinguish it form the other states. Students investigate the history, state line, and personal experiences that make Arkansas special to them.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Las Vegas: We Are Just Like You
Students practice making multimedia documentary films by investigating cities of America. In this U.S. geography lesson, students examine Las Vegas and compare the state of Nevada to 15 other states and discuss their main differences. Students create multimedia projects showcasing their neighborhoods which they share with the class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Regions of Virginia
Students investigate U.S. geography by viewing images in a slide-show. In this Virginia geography instructional activity, 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
A Visit to Charm City
Young scholars explore U.S. geography by participating in a role-playing activity. In this Baltimore history instructional activity, students discuss the geography of Baltimore city and complete a worksheet which discusses the "charm" Baltimore is known for.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Expanding the Mission: Historical Parks
Students 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. Students create a persuasive presentation about a local park which should be represented nationally.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 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 16 Views 44 Downloads
Making a Travel Folder
Students explore the United States. In this U.S. geography and expository writing lesson plan, students select a place in the United States to research. Students take notes and create a travel "folder," or brochure, using the information they gained.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Eerie Canal
Students discover bodies of water in the United States by investigating the Eerie Canal. In this U.S. Geography lesson, students discuss Lake Eerie and the canal that was built in order to transport goods. Students research the lake on the Internet and complete worksheets based on Lake Eerie facts.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 39 Downloads
Rivers... for Kids
Students investigate U.S. geography by exploring it's bodies of water. In this river formation lesson, students identify the reasons rivers are needed in our country by reading assigned text. Students examine a diagram which explains how rain travels a long path to become groundwater which we inevitably drink.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 39 Downloads
Kansas Crops: From Seeds to Food
First graders explore U.S. geography by researching food production. In this agriculture lesson, 1st graders identify the process of crops from a seed to a plate and discuss the importance of farmers in the production of such crops. Students complete several food production worksheets and graphic organizers over the course of four days.
1st Science 3 Views 5 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 instructional activity, pupils learn about lighthouses, maps, the cardinal directions on a compass, and U.S. geography.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Defining moments from the past with lessons for a post-9/11 world...
Students examine extension ideas concerning 9/11, Defining Moments. They analyze a variety of Supreme Court cases, the U.S. Constitution, Mass Media Interpretations, Racism, Immigrant groups and U.S. geography. Many questions are asked after each section for the students to answer and discuss.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
United States Geography
Students explore geography by researching the Internet in class. In this United States locations lesson, students examine maps on the Internet of the U.S. and complete several map labeling activities. Students explore topography of the United States as well as populations.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads