United States Geography Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders research the physical characteristics of the four regions of the United States. In this geography lesson, 4th graders research the four regions and use a quilt square organizer to record notes. Students complete the quilt square and write about a region they would like to live in.
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. The activities in the plan are well-thought-out, and this activity should be very enjoyable.
Learners investigate the geography of the United States using the book "Discovering the U.S.A." by Cass R. Sandak. They read a postcard from a bear and identify the city he is writing from, conduct Internet research, participate in an online scavenger hunt about Yellowstone National Park, and write a letter to Bear's mom.
Sixth graders explore agriculture by examining world geography. In this pecan cultivation lesson, 6th graders identify the history of the famous nut and the impact it has on the U.S. economy, diet and human body. Students define vocabulary terms associated with pecans and complete math problems dealing with their production.
Students discover the history of their state by working in a group. In this U.S. history lesson, students investigate the state of Arkansas by reading their textbook and participating in art activities. Students discover the geography of their state.
The creation of state home pages is the focus of this lesson. 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. A fine lesson!
Fourth graders discover the history and geography of Colorado by observing maps. For this United States lesson, 4th graders research the state of Colorado using their textbook and handouts. Students investigate the geography of the state and construct a 3-D map of Colorado out of clay.
Sixth graders explore world geography by participating in a word scramble activity. In this natural resources instructional activity, 6th graders identify the different civilizations that once inhabited the Americas and the types of plants and animals they ate. Students complete a vocabulary activity based on the Plains and Eastern Woodlands.
In this recognizing a state worksheet, students connect the number dots from one to twenty-six to create an outline of the state of Connecticut. Students observe the map with the state capital and identify one state.
First graders explore the geography of Montana by analyzing geographic maps of the area. In this Native American reservation lesson, 1st graders discuss the similarities and differences between reservations in the state of Montana. Students organize these differences by completing a Venn Diagram.
Students explore Civil Rights by reading several books in class. In this Underground Railroad lesson plan, students discuss The Story of Henry Box Brown and identify the location and functionality of the Underground Railroad. Students answer study questions about the stories and trace Henry Box Brown's escape route on a map.
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 identification questions about the states in the United States of America. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions about a map (not included) that features the United States in 1860.
Students use tall tales to learn about United States history and geography. In this tall tales lesson, students watch a dramatic re-enactment of tall tale characters. Students then discuss the history of tall tales and the exaggerated elements of the tales. Students then discuss the geography elements incorporated in the tall tales. Students research regions of the US and answer the questions about landmarks in their regions.
Students study the history of Missouri. In this Missouri history lesson, students complete a cover sheet about Missouri history facts. Students research 5 tourist attractions in Missouri and make travel guides for each.
In this United States capitals worksheet, students match the 15 states on the left side of the sheet to their respective capitals on the right side of the sheet.
Students research United States embassies and attacks. In this U.S. embassy lesson, students select a country where a U.S. Embassy is located and a location where an attack has occurred on U.S. soil or to U.S. citizens. Students research the two locations. compare and contrast the countries and the attacks as well as present a visual presentation of their research.
Sixth graders participate in a geography tag game that involves identifying the seven continents, U.S. states, and the countries of Europe. In teams representing the different geographical areas of the globe, they run to a base line when their areas are called out while another team tries to tag them.
Learners explore the geography of the United States by researching Virginia. For this U.S. History lesson, students examine important dates and individuals that helped form Virginia into one of the more popular U.S. States. Learners view a time-line PowerPoint presentation showcasing the events that have taken place since Virginia was created.
Students investigate U.S. history by creating a timeline. In this U.S. Government activity, students examine the Marshall Plan and collaborate in groups to create a timeline of the event. Students discuss the different timelines and how they came to their conclusions.