United States Geography Teacher Resources
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Where in the United States Are We?
Fifth graders collaborate with another fifth grade classroom while learning about various locations in the United States. This is a telecollaborative video conferencing project that is designed for students studying United States history and geography.
5th Language Arts 17 Views 122 Downloads
Across the United States- Home Learning Activity
In this home-school United States map worksheet, students work with a family partner as they study a map of the United States. They talk about the states they have visited, play a game by giving each other clues about states, and write about states of different sizes and locations.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads
Our States, My State
Here is a very nice lesson on the shape of the United States, and the shapes of the individual states for your young geographers. They utilize worksheets embedded in the plan to color in a variety of states and to become familiar with the four cardinal directions used on a map.
K - 1st Social Studies & History 13 Views 79 Downloads
The Great State!
The creation of state home pages is the focus of this lesson plan. Learners research one of15 states for which special State Quarters have been released, and create a home page for that state. They also perform Internet research and utilize websites embedded in the plan to help them put together their products.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
U.S. Geography: The Midwest
Young scholars research agricultural products of the Midwest. In this Midwest lesson, students watch a video about the geography of the Midwest, discuss how topographical features were formed and review the agricultural products the Midwest is known for.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 37 Downloads
Enticing Travel Brochure
Elementary schoolers examine Albert Bierstadt's Wind River Country, and examine the manner in which he created his paintings. The terrific plan has an outstanding version of the painting embedded in it for viewing. Learners look at how he used scale, depth, light and dark, composition, and details in the famous work.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 23 Downloads
Thirteen Original Colonies
An outstanding lesson on the Thirteen Original Colonies, and the settling of Pennsylvania by William Penn is here for your learners. Valuable discussion takes place regarding how the colonies were settled, and some excellent handouts are embedded in the plan in the form of pdf files.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 83 Views 226 Downloads
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Here is one of the best resources I've come across in quite a while. It's a series of six lesson plans produced by the US Government that have to do with the State Quarters. The titles of the six lessons are: Double Your Money!, How Much?, This Great State!
4th - 6th Language Arts 23 Views 68 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 7 Views 31 Downloads
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
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
Play Doh Map of Your State
Young scholars create a state map using Playdoh. In this hands-on state geography lesson, students work in groups to form a three-dimensional map of their state using Playdoh made at home following a (given) recipe. Young scholars use four colors to represent topographical features, then label the important cities, rivers, and lakes.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
The Importance of Place
Is art connected to geography? It sure is! Your class will find out how even clay that comes from a certain location can have deep symbolic meaning. The class will analyze the piece, Mud Woman Rolls On and then research how geographic location influences culture, community, and art.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 13 Downloads
Showdown in the New Wild West
What is the root of the conflict between ranchers and environmentalists? Middle schoolers write their impressions of what an environmentalist is and does. They read the New York Times article "In New Wild West, It's Cowboys vs. Radical Environmentalists" and answer related questions.
6th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Fifty States
Have your class engage in a variety of activities to learn about the fifty states and their capitals. This motivating lesson has learners play games, complete word searches, and answer quizzes to review their knowledge of the states and capitals.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads