Math With A Map: Physical Characteristics of the United States

Lesson Plan Content
n this lesson, students will identify some of the major physical (natural) characteristics of the United States including mountains, lakes, rivers, oceans and forests.
Dawn Larson
Grade Range: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
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
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity