Our 50 States of America Lesson Plan takes young students on a short introductory journey across the US. This interactive lesson teaches students the definition a state and a map of the fifty states of America. Students are introduced to this lesson by being asked to think about and discuss their home state, and are given a brief history lesson that includes a discussion of colonies and how states were added over time. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other, working in groups to identify states on a map and recite basic facts about some states.
At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to define a state, recognize a map of the fifty states of America, and name some of the states.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7