United States Geography Teacher Resources
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Alaska Virtual Field Trip
Students participate in an on-line virtual field trip to the state of Alaska. In this U.S. Geography activity, students research several Internet sites dealing with travel to Alaska and activities to participate in. Students create story math problems using facts about the Iditarod race.
States and Capitals Activity
Students explore states and capitals. In this U.S. geography lesson, students practice locomotor skills playing Freeze Tag. Students generate the matching capital when given a specific state name in order to continue the game.
Virtual World Lesson Plan
Students 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. Students utilize the Second Life software to take a virtual tour of the disaster zone.
48 Contiguous States
What do your pupils know about the United States? This resource asks learners to respond to 10 questions about certain states and landmarks. Useful for a geography lesson and to help familiarize your learners with the continent. An answer key is included on the bottom of the page. While the publisher cites a standard for reading informational text, that association is a bit of a stretch.
In this geography worksheet, students study the United States. Students respond to 6 multiple choice questions about the map.
Over the Borderline?
Learners 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.
Chinese New Year
Sixth graders examine the culture and celebrations associated with Chinese New Year in this unit of lessons
Immigration Across the Nation
Students examine the nationwide immigrants' rights demonstrations. They research and discuss proposed legislation leading up to the demonstrations.
A Look at the Population Density of the United States
Middle schoolers 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.
Regions of the United States
Students explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills instructional activity, 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 instructional activity that are compiled in a portfolio.
A State By Any Other Name
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.
Fascinating Geography Facts
In this geography worksheet, students will read 4 interesting United States geography facts and 19 fascinating world geography facts.
United States Map Lesson
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.
New Mexico Vocabulary Word Jumble
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.
Civil Engineering: Designing Bridges
Students examine the bridges of the United States. They discuss the concept of balance. They draw their own design of a suspension bridge.
Settling the Plymouth Colony
Students 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.
President's Day: George Washington
Students celebrate President's Day by studying George Washingtion, the US flag, and the American colonies. They sing, Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Settling the Plymouth Colony
Students use the Internet and graphic organizers to research the Plymouth Colony the experience of the Pilgrims. Students compare and contrast different colonies and develop a timeline showcasing their research.
Subregions of the United States
In this United States geography worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer by comparing 4 regions of the United States. In addition, students explain 2 concepts and use a textbook map to respond to 2 short answer questions.