Lesson Plan : Dominico Americano School

Teacher Name:
 MS. Dinzey
Grade:
 Grade 7-8
Subject:
 Social Studies

Topic:
 Geography of North America
Content:
 American History Geography of North America & The United States
Goals:
 -Students will learn about the physical characteristics of North America -Students will be able identify the political divisions of the United States, both at the state and local levels. -Students will learn about the significance of the resources found in North America -Students will learn about the population growth of the United States in the last 100 years.
Objectives:
 -To identify and label the physical characteristics of North America by completing a blank map -To name the states of the United States and draw them with their districs -To successfully complete both the physical and political maps by labeling and coloring it. -To discuss and identify the impact of natural resources in the economic growth and success as a world power -To analyze and describe the population of the United State and its constant growth in the last 100 years
Materials:
 projector, laptop, blank maps, colors, various maps of the United States and North America
Introduction:
 1. Begin by asking, how big is the United States? 2. Show them a physical map of the States and North America and discuss with them the extend and features of it 3. Political map-ask students general questions about the
Development:
 -Tell students that the physical characteristics of the United States is a feature the influences its greatness. -Give them time to identify specific characteristics
Practice:
 -Give students the blank maps to identify and label the physical characteristics of North America -Give them enough time to finish!
Checking For Understanding:
 -Ask students to compare their maps with the original one. -Check for correctness
Closure:
 -With their maps, ask students to comment on different characteristics of North America or the US that they did not know about!

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