United States Geography Teacher Resources
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If you are looking for a way to explore Michigan's resources, physical features, and more, this lesson is for you. After discussing Michigan and the Great Lakes, learners fill out a graphic organizer identifying the state's natural resources and industry.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 8 Downloads
Nifty Fifty State Trivia
A wonderful game on U.S. States Trivia awaits your class. In this geography lesson plan, they will play a Jeopardy-style game. All the worksheets with the questions and answers are embedded in this beautifully-designed plan. Your class should learn a lot about the states from studying for, and playing this fun game.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 81 Downloads
The Geography of the United States
Full of bright maps and interesting information, this presentation details U.S. Geography. Slides include basic facts about size, regions, topography, and demographics, as well as fascinating trivia about the United States, including rates of birth, death, and racial changes throughout the country (1990-2000).
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 146 Downloads
People Behind the Parks
Explore U.S. geography with your class by viewing a documentary. Show a portion of the Ken Burns documentary "The National Parks," and identify the individuals responsible for keeping the parks in order. Elementary and middle schoolers create a presentation discussing the history of the parks and their representation of the American people.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 40 Downloads
Scale of Miles
In this scale of miles worksheet, students identify and complete 2 different charts that include reading a map scale to determine various distances. First, they use the scale of miles on the map to estimate the distance traveled on the Underground Railroad.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 111 Downloads
U.S. Geography- The Northeast
Students investigate the geography of the Northeast states. In this map skills lesson, students are shown a map of the Northeast states and identify the state names and borders. Students construct individual maps of the Northeast using crayons and construction paper.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 15 Views 59 Downloads
Fourth graders locate and identify geographical features and on a Kansas map. In this Kansas geography lesson, 4th graders generate concepts to be added to a graphic organizer web map about Kansas. Students label or outline cities, rivers, and borders on their individual map as the teacher demonstrates on a SmartBoard.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Lesson Plan on U.S. States: Alabama
Pupils explore U.S. geography by reading assigned text in class. In this Alabama state lesson plan, students identify the location of Alabama as well as the state bird, animal and flower. Pupils research the Civil Rights era in relation to Alabama as well.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Making a Travel Folder
Students explore the United States. In this U.S. geography and expository writing lesson, 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 40 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. For 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
The American Revolution and Its Heroes
First graders, through a variety of activities, discover historical aspects of the American Revolution. They make maps and create timelines to track significant events. They create a book about the American Revolution and re-enact Paul Revere's ride.
1st Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads
Regions of the USA
Fourth graders research the physical characteristics of the four regions of the United States. For 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.
4th Social Studies & History 10 Views 107 Downloads
"Discovering the U.S.A."
Students 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.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Tough Nut to Crack
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.
6th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Arkansas History Lesson Plan
Students discover the history of their state by working in a group. In this U.S. history instructional activity, students investigate the state of Arkansas by reading their textbook and participating in art activities. Students discover the geography of their state.
K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Discover Colorado: People, Places and Times
Fourth graders discover the history and geography of Colorado by observing maps. In 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.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 23 Downloads
Whole Group Research in North America: Lesson 10
Sixth graders explore world geography by participating in a word scramble activity. In this natural resources lesson, 6th graders identify the different civilizations that once inhabited the Americas and the types of plants and animals they ate.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads