Land Formations of North America Teacher Resources

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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 activity, students view a PowerPoint slide show discussing the immigration to the U.S.A.  Students define several...
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Welcome to North America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders are introduced to their year-long study of North America. Students will investigate regions of North America, American Indian cultural regions and the influence of European colonization. During their study, 5th graders...
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Mapping Mistakes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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Major Lakes of North America

For Students 9th - 12th
In this North American instructional activity, 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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Geography Now! Cape Verde

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's home to a volcano, and its location helps set up hurricanes that affect North America. Meet Cape Verde, a former Portuguese colony that has developed its own racial and linguistic identity. A video profile shows the characteristics...
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North America

For Students 5th - 6th
In this map of North America activity, students study the map of North America and then write the names of the 11 countries on the provided lines.
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Whole Group Research in North America: Lesson 10

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore world geography by participating in a word scramble activity. In this natural resources lesson, 6th graders identify the different civilizations that once inhabited the Americas and the types of plants and animals...
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North America Map Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz learning exercise, students respond to 19 identification questions about the countries located in North America.
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The Amazing Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate, debate, and generate different hypotheses about how North America's First Peoples originally travelled there.
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The Mystery of Exploration

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars comprehend the history of European exploration of North America. They are introduced to basic reasearch techniques. Students focus on four explorers who visited New York State: Verrazano, Cartier, Champlian, and Hudson. ...
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Five Themes of Geography Definitions

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Here is a very well-organized handout on the five themes of geography (location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction), which includes definitions and questions to consider for each theme.
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Geography Student Workbook, Australia

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Your youngsters will be experts on the geography of Australia after working with these activities and worksheets, which review the continent's weather, major landforms, dimensions, history, and climate.
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Make a Balloon Globe

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
"We've got the whole world in our hands," is what your students will be singing after completing this fun geography activity. Using the included templates for the seven continents and a balloon, they create their very own globes.
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Early American Settlements

For Teachers 5th Standards
What brought settlers from Europe to North America? By exploring primary sources, such as posters seeking recruits for the new lands, class members take a deeper look at these motivations. To finish, they present their findings to...
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North America: Physical Map

For Students 5th - 12th
For this North American physical map worksheet, students make note of the major landforms and bodies of water located on the continent.
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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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Introduction to the World Map

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars identify the differences between maps and globes. In this map skills instructional activity, students are shown a globe and a map and recognize the differences. Young scholars use post-it notes to locate several locations...
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Geography Words, Page 1

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this geography words and maps learning exercise, students examine maps of North and South America. Students respond to 12 multiple choice questions regarding the maps.
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North America Puzzle

For Students 6th - 9th
In this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle in reference to North America. They identify capitals of some countries, the specific landforms of different areas, and languages spoken. There are 21 clues to solving the...
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North America Puzzle Answer Sheet

For Students 7th - 9th
In this geography activity, 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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Inuits and Native Americans: Constructing Comparisons

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the culture of the Inuit indians and make comparisons to the native tribes of America. They conduct research in small groups and concentrate on the geographical location of the tribe in order to speculate about the...
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Welcome to the Americas

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research and map the North and South American continents. In this geography lesson on the Americas, students can locate North, Central and South American countries and states. Students choose a location to research and prepare a...
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News Bearly Fit to Print

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
There are an average of three human fatalities by bears in North America every year, which is low when you compare it to the 26 killed by dogs and the 90 killed by lightning annually. The lesson encourages researching human-bear...
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Clothesline Sleuth

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the effect of North American colonization on human history. In this colonization lesson plan, 5th graders explore the global impact of colonization of North America. Students investigate the impact of geography...

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