Name That Place: Cultural Place Names in the United States

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Students will observe 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.
Author: 
Sheila Nice
Grade Range: 
5
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Supplemental Files: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
National Geography Standards: 
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past