We had a great time studying United States geography! One of the coolest projects during the study included research, some technology skills, writing and a bit of art.
We took some time to learn about famous national landmarks during the unit. As a final project, I gave the kids a list of several landmarks from which they had to choose eight to research. They created informational postcards to highlight what they learned. You can see the front of each postcard shows a picture and the name of the landmark. On the back, they had to write a paragraph of interesting information for each.
National Landmark Accordion Postcards
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Our Favorite Resources During the Unit
The Little Man In the Map: With Clues To Remember All 50 StatesGeoPuzzle U.S.A. and Canada – Educational Geography Jigsaw Puzzle (69 pcs)My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United StatesKids Learn America!: Bringing Geography to Life With People, Places & History (Williamson Kids Can!)Game Zone Great States Geography Board Game
Free Online Resources
Go Around the U.S. with Living Books
Another Fun U.S. Geography Lesson
This Lewis and Clark To-Scale Mapping lesson includes geography, history, math, and nature study in one fun activity.
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