About This Chapter
5th Grade Social Studies: U.S. Geography - Chapter Summary
Use this kid-friendly chapter to help your 5th grader work through the U.S. geography topics he or she is learning about in social studies. The lessons in this chapter cover the U.S. state capitals, the geography of the U.S. and the major regions of the United States including New England, the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter test to make sure your 5th grader understands what he or she is reading. Print the text lessons or transcripts to make excellent study guides that can be used offline for quick review at any time.
- Geography of the U.S. and the Continental Divide
- U.S. state capitals
- Five regions of the U.S.
- The New England and mid-Atlantic regions
- The Southern and Southwest regions
- History of the Midwest and Great Plains regions
- Climate and geography of the Western and Pacific Northwest region
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with U.S. geography will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the geography of the United States.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding social studies questions that refer to the geography of the U.S.
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about U.S. geography
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the major geographical regions of the U.S.
- Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the U.S. geography topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the geography of the U.S.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands the geography of the U.S. by completing the 5th Grade Social Studies: U.S. Geography chapter exam.
1. United States Geography: Lesson for Kids
What do a mountain, a river, and a desert have in common? They're all are part of the geography of the United States! In this lesson, you will learn about some of the greatest places that make up the geography of the United States.
2. Geography of the US Continental Divide
What is the Continental Divide? Learn about its geographical features, how it affects the flow of water in the Americas, and also about the meeting places of other divides.
3. U.S. State Capitals: Lesson for Kids
The United States is made up of 50 states, each with its own capital city. Come and learn about what capitals are, the name of the capital for each state, as well as some fun facts.
4. The 5 Regions of the United States: Lesson for Kids
What if you could see the United States differently? Instead of seeing a collection of 50 states, you see it as large chunks of land. In this lesson, you will learn about the 5 main regions of the United States and what makes each one special.
5. New England Lesson for Kids: Facts & Region
Even though it's the smallest region in the United States, New England has one of the richest histories. From its busy cities, to its peaceful beaches and mountains, New England is full of diversity and beauty. In this lesson, explore some of the reasons that make New England so wonderful!
6. Mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S. Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States is a diverse area with many historical and cultural centers. It is also home to amazing geography ranging from beautiful beaches to towering mountains. This lesson will take a look at just some of the reasons why the Mid-Atlantic region is such an important part of the U.S.
7. Southern Region of the U.S.: Lesson for Kids
The Southern region is just one piece of the beautiful puzzle that is known as the United States of America. Come and learn about its geographical location, history and some fun facts about its unique culture.
8. Midwest Region of the U.S. Lesson for Kids: Facts & History
The Midwest region of the United States is sometimes called the 'Heartland'. Like the heart in our bodies, this area is located in the central part of the country. Read on to learn more about this important region.
9. Great Plains Lesson for Kids: Facts & Geography
The Great Plains are located in the central part of the United States. They may look rather flat and inactive, but the area is actually home to remarkable amounts of life and a very rich history. Come learn about this unique part of American geography.
10. Southwest Region of the US Facts: Lesson for Kids
Deserts and rattlesnakes and heat, oh my! The Southwest region of the United States is a fascinating area filled with lots of sand and very few people. This lesson will teach you all about this hot, dry region of the U.S.
11. Western Region of the U.S. Lesson for Kids: Facts & Climate
The Western region has amazing places, diverse weather, and all types of agriculture. This lesson will focus on some of the reasons why the West is a one-of-a-kind area with many things to offer both visitors and the people who call it home.
12. Pacific Northwest Lesson for Kids: Facts, Climate & Geography
The Pacific Northwest region of the United States is a place with incredibly beautiful natural geography and a unique climate. This lesson will explore all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer!
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the 5th Grade Social Studies course
- 5th Grade Social Studies: World Geography
- 5th Grade Social Studies: European Exploration
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Exploration of the Western US
- 5th Grade Social Studies: War of 1812 & the Mexican-American War
- 5th Grade Social Studies: The Pre-Civil War Era
- 5th Grade Social Studies: The Civil War
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Key Figures of the Civil War
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Civil War Battles
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Post-Civil War Reconstruction
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Westward Expansion After the Civil War
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Major Rivers in the U.S.