What can geography teach us about the United States?
In Chapter 1, students will explore geography and geographic terms, including longitude and latitude and different physical features of the United States. Working independently and in groups, students will label features on maps and diagrams, locate specific points on maps, and determine the difference between absolute and relative location. As part of their final assessment, students will create their own island, which will include many of the physical features learned in the chapter.
Chapter 1 Content Area Vocabulary
Chapter 1 Materials:
To practice finding coordinates on a grid, play Longitude and Latitude Battleship! (Download below)
Review Longitude and Latitude with Videos:
Review Geographic Terms with Videos: