This assignment is titled "Let's Explore America! Use a Map to Find American States, Cities, Landforms, and Bodies of Water." This assignment includes 20 questions that require students to analyze a map of the United States for state borders, capital cities, landforms, and bodies of water.
Here are two sample questions:
"Which Great Lakes border Michigan?" and "Jefferson City is the capital of which state?"
This would make a great introduction to 4th grade students preparing to study the United States for the first time.
It would also work well in any higher elementary or middle school classroom as map skills are still critical needs in these grades.
You might even consider it a "substitute assignment" and leave it for a substitute teacher on a day you are away from the classroom. This assignment works well as an individual assignment or as a partner assignment.
Please find the assignment in two formats: both a PDF file and a Microsoft Word document.
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