United States Geography Teacher Resources
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Journey to Know You
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.
7th Language Arts 17 Views 138 Downloads
The different geographic regions of the United States are the focus of this lesson. Learners research each of the five regions and create a PowerPoint presentation on each one. They discover how to effectively search for images and video clips of important landforms and monuments to incorporate into their presentations.
4th Social Studies & History 13 Views 43 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
Rockin' Round New York State
Students discuss their favorite rock groups and bands. They create rock groups that will be touring New York State. Students research cities in New York, determine dates of concerts, create touring itineraries, and develop Inspiration webs of different cities.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 9 Views 14 Downloads
Regions of the United States
Pupils explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills lesson, students examine the latitude and longitude, landforms, physical regions, natural resources, and climate of the United States. Pupils create a model landform and also respond to essential questions throughout the lesson that are compiled in a portfolio.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 25 Views 86 Downloads
For 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
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 plan, 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
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 11 Views 54 Downloads
Aleutian Arc; Land and Sea
Students explore U.S. geography by identifying a chain of islands. In this Alaskan geography activity, 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 18 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 instructional activity, 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
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
Arkansas History Lesson Plan: Identifying Arkansas on a Map
Students investigate their hometown of Arkansas. In this U.S. Geography lesson, 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 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
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
Expanding the Mission: Historical Parks
Students explore U.S. geography by viewing a documentary in class. In this national parks lesson plan, 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