United States Territories


Our United States Territories lesson plan teaches students about the various United States territories, including their histories, how they came to be U.S. Territories, and what their lasting significance is. They also learn vocabulary related to the territories.

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Our United States Territories lesson plan introduces students to the United States Territories. Students may be familiar with one or more of the U.S. Territories but may not have much knowledge of the region, people, attractions, and other information about the area. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to research an assigned territory and create an informational poster that they then share with the class, sharpening their presentation and the public speaking skills. Students are also asked to match given facts to the correct U.S. Territory.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to locate and identify the different U.S. Territories on a map, list some of the characteristics of each territory, and explain some of its history.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3 7

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Social Studies


3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade