I created this USA map activity to use with my students during social studies to review cardinal directions during the end of year hustle and bustle. I originally designed this for a third grade classroom but have used it with my fourth graders as well. This mapping activity focuses on locating states, using cardinal directions, and locating major lakes and oceans. Students will need to have access to a map of the United States.
I have included a Ticket out the Door where students create three original questions of their own to ask their class mates. My students completed this activity with a partner, but this would also work well in small groups or individually. I hope your students enjoy their road trip across the United States.