United States Geography Teacher Resources

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For this identifying border states of the U.S. worksheet, 3rd graders visually identify then write the names of the states that border Canada and Mexico;  page 1 is a lesson, page 2 is the worksheet.
For this United States history worksheet, students use the 14 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate states that border Canada as answers.
Eighth graders identify the areas of land acquired between 1607 and 1853 in the United States. They read and discuss text from their Social Studies book, and draw, color, and label a map.
Fifth graders identify the rivers in Oregon and study their importance to the state. In this Oregon rivers instructional activity, 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. Students present their research as a poster presentation to their class.
Students explore U.S. history by analyzing architecture. For this Virginia geography lesson, 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.
Tenth graders explore slavery in the U.S. by researching the web. In this U.S. history lesson plan, 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.
Learners 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 instructional activity has websites imbedded in the plan for students to access during their research.
Young scholars work together to research and create different types of maps of the United States to be used as part of a geography trivia game.Groups research North American annual rainfall, climate, mountain ranges major rivers and state borders.
In this political map activity, students use the map of the United States and the 7 cities to measure the straight-line distance between the cities. Students add the total number of miles traveled and write their answers in the spaces.
Fourth graders examine the geography of North Carolina by examining directions. In this U.S. mapping lesson, 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..
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.
Students explore world geography by analyzing agriculture. In this dietary habits lesson, students discuss the role parents play in their children's diet and where the food comes from. Students write agricultural research paragraphs and complete worksheets which demonstrate their understanding of agriculture in the U.S.
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by identifying Native American culture. In this Texas history lesson plan, 4th graders read assigned text discussing the Native Americans who first inhabited Texas. Students utilize the web to identify tools and food used by the Native Americans and later answer study questions.
Students 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.
Second graders apply their knowledge of the Internet to locate their states on a map of the US, gather information regarding those states, cut and paste that information onto a recording sheet, and then print out the final product.
Second graders practice using different math functions by exploring the life of Johnny Appleseed.  In this measurement activity, 2nd graders discuss Johnny Appleseed, where he came from and where he traveled in his life.  Students utilize their measuring skills to add up the mileage of all his trips.
Students investigate transit by analyzing their school surroundings. In this local geography lesson, students identify their school in relation to the rest of their state, country and globe. Students discuss their personal travel habits to school and which ways would be the most effective and safe.
In this word search instructional activity, students search and find each of the states in the United States. Words may be found forward, backward or diagonally.
Sixth graders participate in a game to test their knowledge of world geography.  In this geography game lesson, 6th graders label maps of the U.S., Europe,and the seven continents. Students are divided into teams and play a tag game.
Students examine geographic locations that were important in Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. They research Martin Luther King Jr., and create U.S. maps that show the locations important to him.