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On a map of North America, locate the current boundaries of the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii). Locate New England, Middle Atlantic, Atlantic Coast/Appalachian, Southeast/Gulf, South Central, Great Lakes, Plains, Southwest Desert, and Pacific States, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.



Nine Nations of North America. Author:  A Max J on Wikimedia Commons
Nine Nations of North America. Author: A Max J on Wikimedia Commons


external image Beautiful_red_apple.jpgThis lesson plan about regions was written for middle school students, but could be adapted for 3rd and 4th grade students. It focuses on the Statue of Liberty as a cultural icon of a region as a case study, and offers some links to U.S. regions.

Rotating_globe-small.gifEncyclopedia of Puerto Rico presents an overview of Puerto Rican history in English and Spanish.

lessonplan.jpgClick here for resources from Mr. Donn's webpage on regions of the US

lessonplan.jpgClick here for ideas on teaching geographic regions from ehow.

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Map of the World, USA in Green

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Location of New England in Red

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Map of USA, Mid Atlantic States in Red

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Appalachian Area of USA in White

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Gulf Coast Region of USA in Red


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South Cental States in Red, States sometimes included in South Central are Striped Red

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Great Lakes Region in Red

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Great Plains Region in Green



Deserts in the USA:

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Chihuahuan Desert
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Sonoran Desert
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Mojave Desert

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The Great Basin Desert is Outlined in Black




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Pacific States in Red

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Puerto Rico is in the Caribbean, Shown Here in Dark Red