From Sea to Shining Sea: Solving the Puzzle

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson students will learn to create maps for teaching and learning geographical aspects of American history.  They will also gain awareness of how the borders of the United States have changed over time and conduct simple research into the reasons for the changing borders.
Author: 
Diane Godfrey
Grade Range: 
5
Duration: 
4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past