Ch 4: Geography of the Western U.S. Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

If you need to plan lessons about the geography of the Western United States, take a look at this convenient teacher resource chapter. These lesson plan outlines and supplemental resources give you everything you need in order to plan a fun and informative Western U.S. geography unit.

Geography of the Western U.S. Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

This collection of teacher resources is designed to make your geography lesson planning process simple and easy. You'll find comprehensive lesson plan outlines that address important Western U.S. geography concepts. Access these outlines at any time to craft geography lessons about:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Wyoming
  • Hawaii
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona

The chapter also includes a variety of resources that are designed to improve your students' comprehension of the material. Show your students our engaging supplemental lessons to help them learn more fun facts about these states. You also have the option of using the included lesson quizzes as in-class assessments or homework assignments.

How It Helps

  • Helps plan lessons: Simplifies the lesson planning process and allows you to plan your geography lessons at any time that's convenient.
  • Supplements instruction: Helps you enhance your class instruction with engaging supplemental U.S. geography lessons.
  • Strengthens student understanding: Includes assignable geography assessments that can be used as in-class pop quizzes.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning geography lessons about the Western United States easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Western U.S. geography topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your geography class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related geography lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important Western U.S. geography concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant geography-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Geography of the Western U.S. Lesson Plans
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Alaska Lesson Plan

1. Alaska Lesson Plan

Explore the state of Alaska with your students using this active lesson plan. Students will use a text lesson to guide them through facts related to Alaska and will then apply learning in games and activities.

Alaska Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Alaska Facts: Lesson for Kids

Alaska is the biggest state and one of the newest in the United States. Learn about Alaskan weather, history, geography, symbols and some fun facts about the culture in this cold place!

Hawaii Lesson Plan for Elementary School

3. Hawaii Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States and touts a rich history and great beauty. This lesson plan will help you teach students key facts about Hawaii before an activity helps to reinforce learning.

California Regions Lesson Plan for Elementary School

4. California Regions Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about California's regions. Students will read a text lesson that details the differing ecosystems of the state, then build a model to show understanding.

California Regions: Lesson for Kids

5. California Regions: Lesson for Kids

California is one of the largest of the states and features a number of different areas, ranging from desert to massive forest. Learn about the geography of California and the different environments that make up the Golden State in this lesson.

California Lesson Plan for Elementary School

6. California Lesson Plan for Elementary School

What is the history of California and how did it become part of the United States? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to highlight pivotal facts about California and its history. An activity connects students with key cultural influences in the state.

California Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

7. California Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, we'll learn about the various countries that controlled California before it became part of the United States. In addition, you will learn about some of its geographical traits.

New Mexico History Lesson Plan

8. New Mexico History Lesson Plan

Teach your students the fascinating history of the state of New Mexico, from its first inhabitants to it becoming a state. Students will read a lesson outlining key facts, discuss important facts, then apply their new-found knowledge to an activity.

History of New Mexico: Timeline & Facts

9. History of New Mexico: Timeline & Facts

New Mexico is a beautiful place with a long and fascinating history. In this lesson, we'll talk about some of that history and see what it's meant to be New Mexican over the millennia.

New Mexico Lesson Plan for Elementary School

10. New Mexico Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students about the state of New Mexico with the help of this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains the state's history, culture, and facts, discuss and interact with content, then apply their new knowledge to a state project.

New Mexico Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

11. New Mexico Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment. In this lesson, travel back in time to discover interesting facts about this state's ancient people and its path to statehood.

Arizona Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Arizona Lesson Plan for Elementary School

How did Arizona become a part of the United States of America? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to highlight key facts about Arizona's history and statehood. An activity will guide students to create a visual of what they learned.

Wyoming Lesson Plan for Elementary School

13. Wyoming Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about the climate, history, and society of Wyoming. They will synthesize this information in oral and visual presentations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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