What Are All the Lights? U.S. Population

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will use geographic tools to analyze information about the settlement populations of the United States. Students will also use cause and effect to interpret the map's meaning and write an essay. This lesson includes adaptations for diverse learners (ELLs).
Sheila Nice
Grade Range: 
5 and 7
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
2: How to use mental maps (a person's internalized picture of a part of Earth's surface) to organize information about people places, and environments
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future