Geography – USA Teaching Resources

Geography has always been a subject that I loved teaching, especially surrounding the USA. I also love when lessons can be made to cross over into other subject areas or become ‘hands-on’.

Over the last two weeks, I’ve created several NEW Geography related resources and I’m excited to share them with you!

All of these NEW resources are part of my Learning about the USA series…

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The 1st is a 150 page download which provides you 3 maps of each state:

* Blank outline
* Outline with State Capital
* Outline with Major Cities

This resource can be used in too many ways for me to list here but I’ll give you a few ideas…

* Cut out the blank outline and place on cardboard. Using homemade salt dough, students can create a 3-D relief map on top of the state outline, sculpting in rivers, mountains, etc. Once dry, have students paint them, green= land, brown= mountains, blue= rivers.

* Create a state book using the outlines. Students can do this by copying and cutting out several copies of the blank outline and one each of the others. The first blank outline will serve as the cover. Students can use each of the pages to create a fun book about the state.

* Using the outline maps with cities, ask students to add things such as major highways, historical landmarks, etc.

Also ready for you to download…

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These new resources can be used to create a variety of cross-curricular lessons and lead to hours of learning.

See the resources on CHSH-Teach!

 

About CHSH & Creations by L Ackert

Creations by LAckert / The Christian Home School Hub was founded by Lynda Ackert, a veteran public school teacher and a homeschooling mom. Finding quality teaching materials can be expensive and that’s why Lynda started the Hub’s DOWNLOAD CLUB. The Download Club offers over 50,000 downloadable pages of educational material and subscribing members have access all downloads. Annual & Lifetime subscriptions are available. To visit the Hub, go to http://www.christianhomeschoolhub.com/. To learn more about the Hub’s Download Club (or) to sign up, go to: http://christianhomeschoolhub.spruz.com/?page=base&cmd=signup. Want to purchase individual units created by Hub founder Lynda Ackert (Creations by LAckert)? You can go to her store on TeachersPayTeachers @ www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Creations-By-Lackert.
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