U.S. Geography Center

Includes center instructions as well as questions about U.S. geography. The students first put together a puzzle of the USA and then complete the cards. Instead of a puzzle, you could also use an atlas or map.

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Content Area

  • Social Studies

Resource Type(s)

  • Miscellaneous


  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade


  • No Courses Identified

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • G5.3.1 - Identify and use cardinal directions on a compass rose to locate places on a map.
  • G5.3.2 - Differentiate between a city and a state using appropriate examples.
  • G5.3.4 - Identify and explain simple spatial patterns on a map, i.e., population centers, farmland, mountains.
  • G6.3.1 - Distinguish between physical (natural) and human (man-made) features.
  • G5.4.1 - Identify and use intermediate directions on a compass rose to locate places on a map of Nevada.
  • C16.4.1 - Identify their county, city, state, and country.
  • G5.5.1 - Identify and locate major geographic features in Nevada and the United States using maps and map elements.
  • G5.5.2 - Identify spatial patterns of the U.S.
  • G5.5.3 - Describe purposes for different types of maps and globes, i.e., topographical, political, physical.
  • G5.5.4 - Construct maps, graphs, and charts to display information about human and physical features in the United States.
  • G5.5.5 - Identify the purpose and content of various U.S. maps.
  • G5.5.6 - Derive geographic information from photographs, maps, graphs, books, and technological resources.

Textbook Unit(s)

  • The Gold Rush
  • I Have Heard of a Land
  • Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox
  • Beginner's World Atlas


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