U.S. Geography for Elementary and Middle School

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Introduction and Course Overview

0 Introduction and Course Overview 04:23

Welcome to Geography of the United States and thank you for choosing my course as a means for your child or children to learn about both U.S. Geography and U.S. History.

The Geographer's Toolbox

1 Vocabulary of the Geographer 13:00

Picture of Vocabulary of the Geographer During this lesson students will be introduced to common vocabulary terms used in the study of geography; such as, compass, latitude, longitude, relative and absolute location, maps, globes, etc.

2 Vocabulary Matching Activity Solution 02:44

Picture of Vocabulary Matching Activity Solution This engaging activity has students matching vocabulary terms with their respective definitions.

3 Types of Maps, Graphs, Charts, & Timelines 13:26

Picture of Types of Maps, Graphs, Charts, & Timelines Students are introduced to the more common types of maps, graphs, charts, and timelines during this lesson.

4 Maps, Graphs, Charts, & Timeline Identification Activity Solution 06:12

Picture of Maps, Graphs, Charts, & Timeline Identification Activity Solution Students will analyze a series of maps, graphs, charts, and timelines and then answer questions about each.

5 Location, Location, Location 14:11

Picture of Location, Location, Location Relative versus absolute location will be examined during this lesson.

6 Location Activity Solution 04:19

Picture of Location Activity Solution Students are asked to examine a scenario and decide if the scenario is best associated with absolute or relative location.

Interpretation of Maps, Graphs, Charts, & Timelines

7 Interpretation of Maps 20:38

Picture of Interpretation of Maps This lesson introduces students to the art of examining and interpreting various types of maps.

8 Interpretation of Maps Activity Solution 06:36

Picture of Interpretation of Maps Activity Solution Students examine a series of maps and are asked to interpret the information provided to draw a logical conclusion.

9 Interpretation of Graphs 19:25

Picture of Interpretation of Graphs This lesson introduces students to the art of examining and interpreting graphs.

10 Interpretation of Graphs Activity Solution 05:12

Picture of Interpretation of Graphs Activity Solution This engaging activity asks students to examine a series of graphs and interpret the graphical data to draw a logical conclusion.

11 Interpretation of Charts 13:11

Picture of Interpretation of Charts During this lesson students will learn how to read and interpret various types of charts related to the history of the United States.

12 Interpretation of Charts Activity Solution 04:07

Picture of Interpretation of Charts Activity Solution Charts are examined during this lesson's engaging activity to build the foundation for learning history.

13 Interpretation of Timelines 15:10

Picture of Interpretation of Timelines Students examine a series of timelines and are asked to interpret the information provided to draw a logical conclusion.

14 Timeline Interpretation Activity Solution 04:46

Picture of Timeline Interpretation Activity Solution Students are asked to examine and interpret information provided on a series of timelines during this engaging activity.

Geography of North America (Canada, U.S. & Mexico)

15 Geography of Canada 12:32

Picture of Geography of Canada Canada's provinces, mountains, rivers, lakes, provinces, and population is covered during this lesson

16 Geography of Canada Activity Solution 03:21

Picture of Geography of Canada Activity Solution This engaging activity has students labeling Canada's provinces, major lakes, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway on a map.

17 Geography of the United States 12:20

Picture of Geography of the United States Students will examine the regions, and major mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, and deserts during this lesson.

18 U.S. Geography Activity Solution 03:08

Picture of U.S. Geography Activity Solution Students will label the regions of the United States, the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, the Mississippi River, and the five Great Lakes during this lesson's activity.

19 Geography of Mexico 11:39

Picture of Geography of Mexico This lesson covers the 32 states or provinces of Mexico as well as the 3 more significant mountain ranges.

20 Geography of Mexico Activity Solution 02:49

Picture of Geography of Mexico Activity Solution This lesson's activity has students answer five questions about the geography of Mexico.

U.S. States & Capitals

21 U.S. States and Capitals 09:51

Picture of U.S. States and Capitals The fifty states and their capitals are covered in this lesson.

22 U.S. States & Capitals Activity Solution 06:02

Picture of U.S. States & Capitals Activity Solution This engaging activity asks students to label all 50 states' capitals on a map and recite all 50 states' capitals in alphabetical order.

Significant Events of Exploration & Colonization of America

23 European Exploration of America 13:15

Picture of European Exploration of America This lessons looks at early exploration of the Americas by European explorers.

24 European Exploration Map Activity Solution 02:50

Picture of European Exploration Map Activity Solution This engaging activity involves labeling a map of America showing exploration by the major world powers of the 16th and 17th centuries.

25 English Colonization of The Americas 14:46

Picture of English Colonization of The Americas This lesson examines the settlement of the original thirteen English colonies in America.

26 England's 13 Colonies Map Activity Solution 02:41

Picture of England's 13 Colonies Map Activity Solution Students are asked to label the 13 colonies, the Appalachian Mountains, the Ohio River Valley, and Atlantic Ocean during this engaging activity.

27 English Colonial Economy and Culture 11:44

Picture of English Colonial Economy and Culture During this lesson students will be introduced to the three regions of what became the United States during the days of Colonial America.

28 Colonial Economy & Culture Activity Solution 04:53

Picture of Colonial Economy & Culture Activity Solution Students will draw icons representing each colonial region's economy and label the three colonial regions on a map of Colonial America.

The American Revolution

29 Events Leading to the American Revolution 14:37

Picture of Events Leading to the American Revolution This lesson examines some of the more significant events that led to the American Revolution.

30 Events That Led to the American Revolution Activity Solution 02:39

Picture of Events That Led to the American Revolution Activity Solution This engaging lesson's activity includes analyzing events that led to the American Revolution; such as the Proclamation and Proclamation Line of 1763 and the locations of the Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Charleston tea parties.

31 Events of the American Revolution 13:00

Picture of Events of the American Revolution Students will explore events that occurred during the American Revolution during this lesson.

32 Events of the American Revolution Activity Solution 04:14

Picture of Events of the American Revolution Activity Solution This engaging activity has students creating their own American Revolution timeline that includes placing 3 significant events in relative chronological order.

33 Outcome of the American Revolution 10:29

Picture of Outcome of the American Revolution This lessons examines the stipulations listed in the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution.

34 Outcome of the American Revolution Activity Solution 02:26

Picture of Outcome of the American Revolution Activity Solution Students will identify the boundaries of the United States based on the Treaty of Paris of 1783 to include the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Mississippi River to the west, Spanish Florida to the south, and the Great Lakes to the north on a map.

Fulfilling America's Manifest Destiny

35 Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark Expedition 12:38

Picture of Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark Expedition This lessons covers the 1803 Louisiana Purchase Territory from France's Napoleon and examines the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 -1806.

36 Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark Expedition 03:18

Picture of Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark Expedition Students will create a map showing key aspects of the Louisiana Purchase territory and the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806.

37 Spanish Florida 15:42

Picture of Spanish Florida Students will learn how the United States acquired Spanish Florida from Spain as a result of the Spanish Cession of 1819.

38 Spanish Cession Activity Solution 02:39

Picture of Spanish Cession Activity Solution During this lesson students will be asked to refer to a series of maps to answer questions about the Spanish Cession and the Florida Territory.

39 The Republic of Texas 13:35

Picture of The Republic of Texas This lessons examines key events of Texas gaining its independence from Mexico (Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto) and Texas becoming a republic as well as Texas joining the Union.

40 The Republic of Texas Activity Solution 02:47

Picture of The Republic of Texas Activity Solution This activity asks students to complete two missing parts of a timeline related to Texas Independence, the Republic of Texas, and Texas Statehood.

41 Oregon Territory 16:12

Picture of Oregon Territory This lesson examines the treaty worked out with Great Britain to gain the Oregon Territory as well as takes a look at the Oregon Trail and California Gold Rush.

42 Oregon Territory Activity Solution 03:41

Picture of Oregon Territory Activity Solution Students will label a map showing the four westward trails used by intrepid explorers prior to the railroads and identify how many people traversed each of the trails.

43 The Gadsden Purchase 13:00

Picture of The Gadsden Purchase Students will examine the reason for and land area associated with the Gadsden Purchase.

44 The Gadsden Purchase Activity Solution 03:01

Picture of The Gadsden Purchase Activity Solution This lesson's engaging activity asks students to label a comprehensive map showing ALL of the major land acquisitions between 1783 through Dec 30, 1853.

45 Alaskan Purchase 17:17

Picture of Alaskan Purchase The Alaskan Purchase of 1867 is the topic of this lesson.

46 The Alaskan Purchase Activity Solution 03:57

Picture of The Alaskan Purchase Activity Solution Analyzing a table of information showing the major U.S. land acquisitions and then drawing conclusions about the information is the gist of this lesson's engaging activity.

United States Civil War

47 The U.S. Civil War 17:33

Picture of The U.S. Civil War This lesson will introduce students to the North and South, secession of states, and location of key battle sites as well as both the Union and Confederacy's comparative resources at the beginning of the war.

48 The U.S. Civil War 02:41

Picture of The U.S. Civil War This engaging activity asks students to place THREE events of the U.S. Civil War in relative chronological order on a timeline and then identify and describe each of the events

America's Imperialism

49 The Hawaiian Islands 11:58

Picture of The Hawaiian Islands This lessons examines the acquisition of the Hawaiian Islands from Queen Lili-uo-kalani beginning with territorial acquisition, through the use of Hawaii as a staging place for trading with Asia and going to war with Spain, to eventual statehood.

50 Hawaiian Islands Activity Solution 03:08

Picture of Hawaiian Islands Activity Solution Students will write their own definition of IMPERIALISM and then draw a picture that represents America's IMPERIALISM.

51 The Spanish-American War 16:31

Picture of The Spanish-American War Key events of the Spanish-American War are examined during this lesson to include Commodore Dewey's defeat of the Spanish fleet in the Philippines to Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders assault on Cuba to the acquisition of Guam and Puerto Rico.

52 Spanish-American War Activity Solution 03:46

Picture of Spanish-American War Activity Solution Students will "Google" both the U.S. territory of Guam and Puerto Rico and then complete a T-Chart showing three interesting things about each of the U.S. territories.

53 Panama 12:14

Picture of Panama Students will learn how the U.S. liberated Panama from Colombia in order to create a friendly nation in Central America to build a canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

54 Panama Activity Solution 03:09

Picture of Panama Activity Solution Students will consider each of the Imperialistic actions of the U.S. and make a case that one of the events was NOT justified or appropriate AND then send a pretend Tweet out saying why the action was wrong.

55 World War One & The U.S. Virgin Islands 11:43

Picture of World War One & The U.S. Virgin Islands This lesson covers the United States' motive for forcing Denmark to sell the U.S. her islands in the Caribbean region during World War One.

56 U.S. Virgin Islands Activity Solution 03:17

Picture of U.S. Virgin Islands Activity Solution During this engaging activity, students will associate America’s purchase of Denmark’s Islands in the Caribbean with one or more of the four M.A.I.N causes of World War One; Militarism, Alliance System, Imperialism, and Nationalism.

World War Two

57 World War Two 11:48

Picture of World War Two This lesson takes students through key events associated with America's involvement in World War Two to include the Homefront.

58 World War Two Activity Solution 03:03

Picture of World War Two Activity Solution Students will place five key events of World War Two in correct relative chronological order.

Course Review and Final Exam

59 Course Review and Final Exam 15:59

Picture of Course Review and Final Exam This targeted review is designed to ensure students are successful on the course's 10-question final exam.

Course Overview

This Geography of U.S. History course is intended for students in elementary and middle school.  The course is composed of 11 sections.  Each section has a lecture and an accompanying engaging activity as well as a short quiz after each lesson.  There is also a well thought-out course review section to prepare students for the 10 question course final exam.  The course begins with a look at the Geographer's Toolbox and then shows students how to analyze maps, graphs, charts, and timelines.  Next is a look at the physical geography of North America to include Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Then, students are taken through some of the more significant events in U.S. History with an emphasis on examining each event from a geographer's perspective versus purely from the eye of a historian.  

This course includes:

  • 11 Content Sections
  • 29 Video Lessons
  • 29 Lesson Quizzes with Answers in Resource Section
  • 29 Engaging Video Activity Lessons with Video Solutions for each Activity
  • A Targeted Course Review 
  • Over 11 hours of video lecture
  • Quiz questions for each lesson and a 10-question Final Exam 

 

Course Goals

By taking this course students will have a better understanding of BOTH the Geography of North America and will be knowledgeable of key events in U.S. History.  

Target Audience: This course is designed for Grades Three through Grade Seven.

 

Course Requirements

Students taking this course will need to complete each lesson, each lesson's engaging activity, and each lesson's quiz as well as course final exam to complete the course.  It is intended that students review the videos or take notes in order to be able to complete the engaging activities associated with each lesson as well as each lesson's quiz and the 10 question final exam.

 

Course Topics

Section 1: The Geographer's Toolbox

Lesson 1: Vocabulary of the Geographer

Lesson 2: Maps, Graphs, Charts, and Timelines

Lesson 3: Location, Location, Location (Relative & Absolute)

 

Section 2: Interpretation of Maps, Graphs, Charts, & Timelines

Lesson 4: Interpretation of Maps

Lesson 5: Interpretation of Graphs

Lesson 6: Interpretation of Charts

Lesson 7: Interpretation of Timelines

 

Section 3: Geography of North America (Canada, United States, & Mexico)

Lesson 8: Geography of Canada

Lesson 9: Geography of the United States

Lesson 10: Geography of Mexico

 

Section 4: The United States & Capitals

Lesson 11: U.S. States and Capitals

 

Section 5: Exploration and Colonization

Lesson 12: European Exploration

Lesson 13: European Colonization

Lesson 14: English Colonial Economy and Culture

 

Section 6: The American Revolution

Lesson 15: Events Leading to the American Revolution

Lesson 16: Events of the American Revolution

Lesson 17: Outcome of the American Revolution

 

Section 7: America's Manifest Destiny

Lesson 18: The Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark Expedition

Lesson 19: Spanish Florida & Spanish Cession

Lesson 20: The Republic of Texas

Lesson 21: Oregon Territory

Lesson 22: The Gadsden Purchase

Lesson 23: The Alaskan Purchase

 

Section 8: The U.S. Civil War

Lesson 24: The U.S. Civil War

 

Section 9: America's Imperialism

Lesson 25: The Hawaiian Islands

Lesson 26: The Spanish-American War

Lesson 27: Panama Canal

Lesson 28: WWI & U.S. Virgin Islands

 

Section 10: World War Two

Lesson 29: World War Two

 

Section 11: Course Review and Final Exam

Lesson 30: Course Review for the 10-Question Final Exam

  • Teacher: Joseph
  • Areas of expertise: United States History
  • Education: Composite Social Studies Certification Grades 6-12, B.A. in Geography, Bellevue University, M.A. in Resource Management, Webster University, 18 Graduate Hours in History, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Interests: I enjoy watching NASCAR, Indycar, and Formula 1 auto racing, visiting U.S. Civil War battle sties, and jogging and hiking for relaxation.
  • Skills: I pride myself in creating creative and engaging lesson activities that students tend to appreciate and find interesting, informative, and enjoyable!
  • Associations: Texas Classroom Teacher Association
  • Issues I care about: Teaching history without a political bias and ensuring my students have fun while they are learning is what I care about.

Teaching is my first love. I taught while spending a career in the military and have been teaching U.S. History at various levels since retiring from the military, to include Regular, Advanced Placement, Honors, Dual Credit, and at community college, for the past 16 years. My students stand out from their peers on state exams as well as on the Advanced Placement U.S. History exams. My greatest teaching achievement thus far has been being a recipient of the Lamar Award for Excellence in Education.

Test Preparation Document

Test Preparation Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Digital Quizzes and Tests Answer Keys Document

Quiz and Final Exam Answer Keys

Answers for each lesson's quiz and answers for the course final exam
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