Name That Place: Cultural Place Names in the United States

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
<p>Students will identify how different cultures and their languages contributed to place names. Students will look for migration and early settlement patterns in the United States. They will demonstrate this knowledge in a summary paragraph.</p>
Author: 
Sheila Nice
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
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Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past