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Native American Culture and Traditions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The history of the native tribes of North America is rich, powerful, and vital to understanding the history of our country. Take a look at these project ideas and lesson plans for teaching middle schoolers about Native American culture...
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Making North America | Interactive Map

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The entire continent of North America changed physical shape multiple times throughout the course of history. The in-depth interactive offers three complementary ways to learn about these changes. Scholars watch three video episodes,...
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Exploration of North America

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Use the text Exploration of North America for this four-day lesson plan. Young readers are guided through this book with various activities designed for learners to focus on making connections, questions, inferences, summaries, etc. Each...
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How Horses Took Over North America (Twice)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Should horses be considered native to North America? PBS Eons presents the fossil record to answer this question. the video starts with the evolution of animals that eventually led to the family scientists now know includes horses. Then,...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Early Exploration of North America

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
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North America: Countries

For Students 5th - 12th
In this North America outline map learning exercise, students identify the countries of North America and their capital cities. The major bodies of water are noted on this map.
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North America Map

For Students 5th - 12th
In this North America outline map worksheet, students examine the political boundaries and identify the countries of North America.
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The Continent of North America

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this interpreting a map worksheet, learners observe a map of North America and use it to answer questions about locations of places and bodies of water. Students write six short answers.
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Global and Local Dust over North America

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the...
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Mapping Mistakes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine early European maps and explore geographic errors. They also view maps of the geography of North America. Students discuss the obstacles faced by early explorers in mapping unexplored territory. They consider what the...
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Major Lakes of North America

For Students 9th - 12th
In this North American learning exercise, students explore the locations of the major lakes on the continent. The map may be used for a variety of geography lessons.
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North America: Three Countries Map

For Students 6th - 12th
In this North American political map activity, students examine the boundaries of the three countries of North America.
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North America: Political Outline Map

For Students 5th - 12th
In this North America political map worksheet, students examine the state and province boundaries of Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
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North America Map

For Students 6th - 12th
In this North America political map worksheet, students examine the labeled countries and their respective national boundaries.
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North America: Unlabelled Map

For Students 5th - 12th
In this North America political map worksheet, students examine the unlabelled countries and their respective national boundaries.
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North American Biomes

For Students 4th - 9th
In this Science worksheet, students color a biome map of North America. Students color the map by solving the clues listed on a separate sheet of paper.
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North America Outline Map

For Students 3rd - 12th
In this blank outline map worksheet, students investigate the political boundaries of the continent. This map may be used for a variety of classroom activities.
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North America Outline Map

For Students 5th - 10th
In this blank North America outline map worksheet, students study the political boundaries of the continent. This outline map may be used for a variety of geographic activities.
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North America: Physical Map

For Students 5th - 12th
In this North American physical map instructional activity, students make note of the major landforms and bodies of water located on the continent.
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The Role of Maps In the Colonization of North America

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the geography of North America by viewing and identifying places on a map.  In this U.S. Geography lesson, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A.  Students define several...
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North America Puzzle Answer Sheet

For Students 7th - 9th
In this geography worksheet, students name the capitals of various countries found in North America. They also identify the various weather patterns across the continent and specific bodies of water. There are 21 descriptions and 21...
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Colonial North America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
This 54-slide PowerPoint outlines the significant events in the history of Colonial North America, beginning in 1603 with the ascendance of James I to the throne of England. Designed to accompany a lecture on this time period, the...
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Making North America | The Cascadia Subduction Zone

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists discovered a rain forest covered in sand and saltwater residue. This led to a collection of core samples and a rather intense prediction for the future of the American Pacific Northwest. Part of a larger series on the story of...