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Explore Your State With Maps
Students create maps of their own state using information from the National Geographic "MapMachine" website. They draw and label features on a blank map of their state, discuss the geographic features of their state, and create a state map from memory.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 16 Views 44 Downloads
My Summer Vacation
Students study the United States geography using Google Earth. In this U.S. geography lesson, students create travel journals about five U.S. geographical locations. Students research the human and physical characteristics for each region.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 42 Downloads
Play Doh Map of Your State
Students create a state map using Playdoh. In this hands-on state geography lesson, students work in groups to form a three-dimensional map of their state using Playdoh made at home following a (given) recipe. Students use four colors to represent topographical features, then label the important cities, rivers, and lakes.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson Plan on U.S. States: Alabama
Students explore U.S. geography by reading assigned text in class. In this Alabama state lesson, students identify the location of Alabama as well as the state bird, animal and flower. Students research the Civil Rights era in relation to Alabama as well.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
50 States: New England States
Students discover where certain states are located and what the look like. They look for their information on a web site. Each student is assigned a state which they must research then present to the entire class.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 89 Downloads
Geography and Global Issues
Twelfth graders consider the dependence of the United States on foreign oil. In this global issues lesson, 12th graders conduct research to analyze United States dependency on foreign oil. Students use their findings to design spreadsheets and compose essays pertaining to the topic.
12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 21 Downloads
United States Virtual Tour Guide
Sixth graders research one of the 50 United States using the Internet and print resources. They design a travel brochure that highlights one of the states geography, official state information and travel destinations. They combine the individual slide presentation into one large presentation.
6th Social Studies & History 7 Views 25 Downloads
In these five worksheets about the state of Illinois, students read facts about the state's geography, history, economy, and entertainment and observe a map to answer multiple choice questions. Students answer 30 questions.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 11 Views 76 Downloads
Fifty Nifty United States
Students participate in a variety of state-related activities. They read various books about the fifty states, create a travel brochure about a selected state, conduct research on famous people from their own state, and create a collage about different climates and areas of the U.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 12 Views 43 Downloads
United States Map Lesson
Students explore basic map skills. In this United States geography instructional activity, 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.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History 36 Views 155 Downloads
Where in the United States Are We?
Fifth graders collaborate with another fifth grade classroom while learning about various locations in the United States. This is a telecollaborative video conferencing project that is designed for students studying United States history and geography.
5th Language Arts 13 Views 120 Downloads
Our States, My State
Here is a very nice lesson on the shape of the United States, and the shapes of the individual states for your young geographers. They utilize worksheets embedded in the plan to color in a variety of states and to become familiar with the four cardinal directions used on a map.
K - 1st Social Studies & History 12 Views 79 Downloads