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America from Scratch
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...
United States Geography
Encourage reading for information with a text about United States geography. Kids read a short passage about the landforms in the United States, including mountain ranges and natural resources, and answer five reading comprehension...
Basic U.S. Geography
Provide your 11th graders with a basic understanding of U.S. Geography. They label the state, regions, and boundaries found in the contiguous U.S. as well as Hawaii and Alaska. Then, they complete two Internet related activities.
United States Geography: Crossword Puzzle
In this geography activity, students use the 14 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate United States geography answers.
Where is Kansas?
Students explore U.S. Geography by analyzing a map. In this state vs. country lesson plan, students utilize a U.S. map and locate the state of Kansas before researching the history and customs of the state. Students collaborate as a...
Dark Days on the Prairie
Students explore U.S. geography by researching agriculture. In this dust bowl lesson plan, students complete a cause and effect worksheet based upon the dust bowls that covered a large portion of Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1900's....
U.S. Geography: The West
Students explore the national parks of the American West. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "U.S. Geography: The West," and examine print and Internet sources about the national parks found there. Students feature their...
Florida: U.S. Geography for Kids
In this Florida geography worksheet, students locate and label the important features of Florida and create icons for the economy and culture of Florida.
The Geography of the United States
Full of bright maps and interesting information, this presentation details U.S. Geography. Slides include basic facts about size, regions, topography, and demographics, as well as fascinating trivia about the United States, including...
The Great State!
The creation of state home pages is the focus of this lesson. Learners research one of15 states for which special State Quarters have been released, and create a home page for that state. They also perform Internet research and utilize...
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...
Map of The USA Jigsaw Puzzle
Encourage young learners to explore the United States with this printable map puzzle. A fun activity that engages children in learning US geography.
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...
U.S. Geography: The South
Young geographers complete a research project. They list the physical features found in the American South. They then discuss the economy, culture, and geography found in the South. They work in groups to research one of the five...
Texas, Our Texas
Students explore U.S. geography by completing a coloring activity in class. In this Texas history lesson, students utilize the web to locate Texas on a map of the U.S. Students view a PowerPoint presentation which showcases the state...
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.
Nevada, A to Z
Fourth graders explore U.S. Geography by reading a timeline. In this Nevada history lesson, 4th graders identify the geographic location of Nevada and discuss the history. Students read the book S is for Silver: A Nevada Alphabet and...
Las Vegas: We Are Just Like You
Students practice making multimedia documentary films by investigating cities of America. In this U.S. geography lesson, students examine Las Vegas and compare the state of Nevada to 15 other states and discuss their main differences....
A Visit to Charm City
Students explore U.S. geography by participating in a role-playing activity. In this Baltimore history lesson, students discuss the geography of Baltimore city and complete a worksheet which discusses the "charm" Baltimore is known for....
Expanding the Mission: Historical Parks
Students explore U.S. geography by viewing a documentary in class. In this national parks lesson, students view video clips of individual national parks and locate them using Google Earth software. Students create a persuasive...
In this United States geography worksheet, students study the image of the Midwestern states. Student then label the states with the following choices: Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois, North Dakota, Kansas,...
U.S. Geography: The Northeast
Students investigate U.S. Geography by creating a map in class. In this natural resource lesson plan, students create a map of the United States and research the Northeast based on their resources and recyclable materials. Students...
In this state maps activity, learners identify the state of Delaware, and fill in the state capital, major cities, and other attractions in the state.
For this state maps worksheet, students identify the state of Colorado, and fill in the state capital, major cities, and other attractions for the state.