United States Geography Teacher Resources
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Students explore U.S. geography by researching agriculture. In this dust bowl lesson plan, students complete a cause and effect worksheet based upon the dust bowls that covered a large portion of Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1900's. Students conduct a small experiment using soil, aluminum pans and water in class.
Fourth graders explore U.S. Geography by completing a worksheet. In this west coast geography lesson, 4th graders discuss the Santa Fe and Oregon-California trails and the people who traveled them in the 1800's. Students define vocabulary terms based upon the geography and complete worksheets about costs and benefits.
Fifth graders explore U.S. geography by reading assigned text about American Indians. In this migration lesson, 5th graders identify the differences between Native Americans and European settlers who traveled through middle America in the 19th century. Students compare different trails that were traveled during the westward expansion era.
Young scholars explore U.S. geography by participating in a natural disaster identification activity. In this hurricane lesson, students participate in a role-play activity in which they act as a top secret member of the government who must research the government failures regarding Hurricane Katrina. Young scholars utilize the Second Life software to take a virtual tour of the disaster zone.
Students explore U.S. geography by completing a research project about the National Parks. In this scenery image analysis activity, students identify the different national parks in our country and observe paintings and images by famous artists. Students research the painters and create a poster presentation of their assigned painter.
In this geography worksheet, students study the United States. Students respond to 6 multiple choice questions about the map.
Students study President Bush's proposal for immigration policy in the US and examine various perspectives on immigration that are currently being debated. They read and discuss an online New York Times article.
Students are members of teams traveling and exploring the Pacific States Region of the United States via the Internet. Each team travels virtually to its destination to become experts on geography, history, tourism, nature, and economics.
Sixth graders examine the culture and celebrations associated with Chinese New Year in this unit of lessons
Students examine the nationwide immigrants' rights demonstrations. They research and discuss proposed legislation leading up to the demonstrations.
Students acquire census information and create maps of the population density of the United States on different scales. They role play the roles of workers of a retail company and they use the population data to market to their customers.
Students 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. Students create a model landform and also respond to essential questions throughout the lesson that are compiled in a portfolio.
Learning about the fifty states can be motivating. After listening to books, pupils discuss and learn about the nicknames of various states. This is an interesting way to review the locations and characteristics of the states.
In this geography worksheet, students will read 4 interesting United States geography facts and 19 fascinating world geography facts.
Students explore basic map skills. In this United States geography lesson, students define "country" and "state," locate their state on a United States map, and identify and trace state boundaries defining their state and surrounding areas.
In this New Mexico worksheet, students unscramble the letters in 20 words to spell key places, people, resources or regions of the state of New Mexico. There is a word bank provided.
Students examine the bridges of the United States. They discuss the concept of balance. They draw their own design of a suspension bridge.
Students explore U. S. National Parks. In this geography lesson, students create brochures to promote specific National Parks. Brochures should feature environmental highlights and conservation efforts.
Young scholars label blank maps with the names of the New England Colonies. They explain the difficulties that the Pilgrims had and how hard they worked to survive in Plymouth.
Students celebrate President's Day by studying George Washingtion, the US flag, and the American colonies. They sing, Yankee Doodle Dandy.