United States Geography Teacher Resources
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Kansas Crops: From Seeds to Food
First graders explore U.S. geography by researching food production. In this agriculture lesson plan, 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.
The Eerie Canal
Students discover bodies of water in the United States by investigating the Eerie Canal. For 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
A Season for Chapters
Art, music, poetry, and the beauty of the seasons is what you'll find in this very nice unit idea. You can use any of the suggested books and activities to engage your second graders in an exploration of the changes that take place throughout the year.
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
California's Golden History: 1848-1880
Using a variety of online resources, learners study life and society in California during the gold rush. They use a map to identify area where gold was located, explore pre-selected websites, describe mining practices, and create an advertisement to the transcontinental railroad.
11th Social Studies & History
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.
6th Physical Education
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
Rivers of Oregon
Fifth graders identify the rivers in Oregon and study their importance to the state. In this Oregon rivers lesson, 5th graders journal their experiences in Oregon rivers. Students draw a map including two of Oregon's rivers and then work in groups to research the importance of one of the rivers to Oregon's history.
The Marshall Plan
Students investigate U.S. history by creating a timeline. In this U.S. Government lesson, 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.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Egg Hunt Lesson
Fourth graders explore religious holidays by participating in an egg hunt. In this Easter lesson, 4th graders review the different U.S. states and capitols before completing a geography egg hunt activity. Students read geographic clues to aid them during the hunt.
4th Social Studies & History
A Timeline of Virginia History
Young scholars explore the geography of the United States by researching Virginia. In this U.S. History lesson, students examine important dates and individuals that helped form Virginia into one of the more popular U.S. States. Young scholars view a time-line PowerPoint presentation showcasing the events that have taken place since Virginia was created.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
The 50 States
Students identify the location of a drawn state, compare population sizes from various states and learn the state bird, flag, and location on the map. This ambitious lesson has websites imbedded in the plan for students to access during their research.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Finding Your Way in North Carolina
Fourth graders examine the geography of North Carolina by examining directions. In this U.S. mapping activity, 4th graders identify the three North Carolina regions and locate landmarks on a map. Students collaborate in groups to create directions in and around North Carolina.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Plotting Slave Population Density in Connecticut in the 1700's
Tenth graders explore slavery in the U.S. by researching the web. In this U.S. history instructional activity, 10th graders identify the geography of Connecticut and the overall involvement the state had in the slavery process. Students view data of the slave populations and categorize the areas of Connecticut based on these statistics.
10th Visual & Performing Arts
Zoom In: Richmond Bridge
Students explore U.S. history by analyzing architecture. In this Virginia geography activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation of images from Virginia including the Richmond Bridge Students discuss the bridge's importance and how the end of the Civil War benefited the United States.
K Visual & Performing Arts
States And Shapes
Young scholars work together and investigate the shapes of 50 states. They identify the states that they find hardest to recognize. The group then list the states in order from most difficult to just difficult to recognize and create a presentation.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Agriculture Cares for the World
Young scholars explore world geography by analyzing agriculture. For this dietary habits lesson, students discuss the role parents play in their children's diet and where the food comes from. Young scholars write agricultural research paragraphs and complete worksheets which demonstrate their understanding of agriculture in the U.
2nd - 5th Science