Ch 11: 5th Grade Social Studies: U.S. Geography

About This Chapter

Help your 5th grader better understand the key U.S. geography topics they're learning about in class with this fun chapter. Our lessons and quizzes can be used on any mobile device at any time to help your student finish a tough homework assignment or study for a test.

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.

Chapter Topics

  • 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.

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: 5th Grade Social Studies: U.S. Geography
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
United States Geography: Lesson for Kids

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.

Geography of the US Continental Divide

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.

U.S. State Capitals: Lesson for Kids

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.

The 5 Regions of the United States: Lesson for Kids

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.

New England Lesson for Kids: Facts & Region

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!

Mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S. Facts: Lesson for Kids

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.

Southern Region of the U.S.: Lesson for Kids

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.

Midwest Region of the U.S. Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

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.

Great Plains Lesson for Kids: Facts & Geography

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.

Southwest Region of the US Facts: Lesson for Kids

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.

Western Region of the U.S. Lesson for Kids: Facts & Climate

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.

Pacific Northwest Lesson for Kids: Facts, Climate & Geography

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!

Chapter Practice Exam
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