This is what I use to start reviewing basic North American geography in my US Regents course. This powerpoint reviews important features like bodies of water, rivers, plateaus/ plains, deserts and mountain ranges. It also gives students a gateway into learning about the different geographies of the 13 colonies.
The second slide is a handout that can be printed out for use during the lesson. For each geographical feature, I ask students to label as many from the list as they can, and then we look at them labeled on the map and students correct their map. This handout can be edited to show the 13 colonies for students to fill those out as well.
As I go in this lesson, I explain the importance of certain rivers, bodies of water, plains etc. I ask students to take notes and fill out their maps. When students complete the "regions" section, they can use colored pencils to color in the regions and write in the states. I also have some Regents and discussion questions throughout to prompt student discourse.
Later in the first week I give students a quiz on these geographic features and the regions.