States and Territories of The United States Teacher Resources

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America from Scratch

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What if the people of the United States started over and, knowing what we know now about how things are working, redesigned the government created by the founding fathers? That's the central premise of the 11 resources in the American...
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What if There Were No States? | America From Scratch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Imagine there's no state borders, no California, no Pennsylvania, no Florida. This might be easy to imagine but very hard to do. A short PBS video asks the question, discusses the challenges, and suggests some alternatives to states that...
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The Sovereign State

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a sovereign state and one of 50 states in the United States of America? Don't miss this exceptional collection of worksheets, graphic organizers, and informational texts on the features of sovereign states.
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Puerto Rico: The 51st State?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore Puerto Rico.  In this Puerto Rico current events lesson, students conduct a Webquest to answer questions about Puerto Rico's culture.  Students discuss whether Puerto Rico is a country or a state, and defend their...
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Our States, My State

For Teachers K - 1st
Here is a very nice instructional activity 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...
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Contested Territories

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
United States expansion into Western territories impacted much more than just lines on a map. The seventh installment of a 22-part series about America's history puts scholars into the lives of those making the journey westward as well...
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Mystery State #15

For Students 5th - 7th
Do you know the name of the Badger State? Using five fantastic clues, your super sleuths will determine the name of mystery state number 15. A wonderful way to warm up the class!
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Congress's Territorial Powers, Implied Powers, Citizenship, and the Bureaucracy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An informative resource gives scholars a look into why the US Constitution placed certain federal powers over that of the state. A variety of activities about constitutional clauses helps to create meaningful learning.
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Consolidation of European State Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Several wars and changes in government had to happen before Europe was able to consolidate its state system. The presentation begins with King Louis XV and runs through each major European ruler over the next 72 years! It provides...
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Puerto Rico: The 51st State?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the history of Puerto Rico, its culture, and geography. In this Puerto Rico lesson, students find Puerto Rico on a map and find specific regions or cities. Students discuss Puerto Rico's statehood and listen to salsa...
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Indian Nations vs. Settlers on the American Frontier: 1786–1788

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Once Americans won the Revolutionary War, their quest to gain land did not end. An interesting activity focuses on Americans' expansion into the frontier following the war and how it conflicted with Native Americans living in the area....
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Capitals, Oceans, And Border States

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners investigate geography by completing games with classmates. In this United States of America lesson, students examine a map of North America and identify the borders of Mexico and Canada as well as the Pacific and Atlantic....
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High Temperature records by State

For Students 7th - 12th
In this temperatures worksheet, students view a spreadsheet of the high temperatures of the states and change the data on it using spreadsheet tools. Students complete 4 tasks.
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Our 50 States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify the location of the 50 states using an interactive map. They practice geography skills by playing a fun game. Pupils become familiar with the state abbreviations for the US states. Students become familiar with the...
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Hawaii: State History

For Students 4th
For this Hawaii state history worksheet, 4th graders read three pages of state history then complete 10 true and false questions.
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Bombs Away!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine the different perspectives on the future of United States Navy bombing exercises taking place on Vieques, Puerto Rico with this lesson from The New York Times. Here, young learners read "Islanders to Vote on Vieques Bomb Drills,"...
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War of 1812 in the Old Northwest Territory

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students write 1-4 sentence answers to the Time Travel worksheet (available online). They design period costumes, orally present their perspectives to the rest of the class, and explain why this war played an important role in the...
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N is for Natural State

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
For any pupils who live in the state of Arkansas, this would be a fabulous educational experience to help them get to know their state better. Through the use of activities in literature, art, mathematics, science, social studies, and...
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Searching the States (or Provinces) Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine information on a particular state or province. Groups of students use the internet to locate facts about an assigned state. They research information such as capital, state song, and major crops. students report their...
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What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how the European voyages of discovery influence American culture even today. They map eighteenth century Europe's impact on the United States.
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Louisiana State History: Study Guide Presentation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Review a lesson on Louisiana's state history with a study guide. There are 12 questions and 12 answers related to Louisiana becoming a state. Each question requires learners to fill in the blank or provide a single word answer.
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The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular Sovereignty and the Political Polarization over Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why did Stephen Douglas support the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854? Why did Abraham Lincoln oppose it? Young historians examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 affected the political balance between free and slave states and explore how...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: US History Review

For Teachers 7th - 8th
A million dollars is a lot of money, but understanding US history and government is priceless. Play the millionaire-style game as a US history review. There are 15 questions focused on the US Constitution, state history, branches of the...
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What They Left Behind: Early Multi-National Influences in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the impact of European voyages of discovery and colonial influence on different aspects of American culture. They access a number of online sources and reference maps to trace the influences of England, France, Holland,...