This Land is Your Land

Lesson Plan

What ocean is off the east coast? Who is our southern neighbor? What are the U.S. territories? Can you draw the Rocky Mountains on a map? In this lesson, students answer these questions and more as they learn the basics of United States geography.


Partner Resources for this Lesson Plan include:

This Land Is Your Land - Middle School - on Nearpod

Citizenship and Participation - Newsela Text Set



Students will be able to... 

  • Label major geographic features of the United States on a map
  • Identify the nations that share a border with the U.S., along with U.S. border states
  • Locate the U.S. capital and the capital of their home state
  • Identify the five U.S. territories


Downloadable Resources

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