Charter Around The US
Charter Around The US
You might be surprised at everything you can learn about the United States. Located in on the continent of North America, the United States includes 48 different states that join together to form the continental U.S. Two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, are also a part of the United States, but they don’t connect physically with the other continental states. Explore famous landmarks with interesting historical importance and learn state capitals, as you charter around the United States.
Landmarks in the United States can be famous for many different reasons. National monuments are recognized for their beauty or geological resources. Other landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty or the Liberty Bell, are important because of their patriotic history. The United States also has landmarks that serve as memorials to important people, such as George Washington.
- National Monuments – Explore the national monuments in various states of the United States.
- Glacier National Park – Glacier National Park has several national landmarks.
- Statue of Liberty – Both New Jersey and New York claim the Statue of Liberty as a national landmark.
- Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail – The Appalachian Trail is located throughout numerous states in eastern United States.
- Symbols of the United States (PDF) – The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a symbol of the United States.
- Explore the States – This interactive map enables you to click on any state to learn about national landmarks and more.
- A Kid’s Guide to Famous U.S. Landmarks – A family vacation might include a visit to landmarks such as Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
- 20 Places Every American Should See – America is full of national landmarks, important to this country for various reasons.
- Washington Monument – The Washington Monument stands as America’s memorial to George Washington.
- Answer These Questions on Civil War Battles – Many battlefields serve as national landmarks and reminders of the Civil War.
Every state in the United States has a capital. The capitals are the cities where state government bodies operate to make decisions for the people of that state. State governors usually work in the capitals. Each state also has a capital building located in the capital city.
- U.S.A.: State Capitals Quiz – Test your knowledge of the state capitals with this quiz.
- U.S.A. Capitals – Level One – This quiz says a state capital aloud, and you have to click the correct state.
- State Capitals Game – Test yourself to see how many state capitals you know.
- 50 State Quarters – United States Mint (PDF) – As you collect state quarters, learn the capitals of each state.
- Learn About The States – Click each state to learn facts such as the state capital.
- State Capitals – Learn state capitals in a fun way with this interactive quiz.
- US States and Capitals Map Puzzle – This map puzzle helps you learn about all the states.
- States, Capitals, and Abbreviations (PDF) – Every state has a capital and an abbreviation, as shown in this list.
- U.S. States & Capitals Word Search Puzzles (PDF) – Try a word search puzzle of state or capital names.
- Study List for States and Capitals (PDF) – This study list of states, capitals, and abbreviations separates the states by region.
Maps can help you learn about the geography of different places. When you look at a map of the United States, you can see the separate states that make up the country. States in the U.S. group together to form different regions. The United States also has Great Lakes and major rivers, such as the Mississippi River.
- US Map and State Capitals – Explore all the states and capitals on this map.
- Physical Map of the United States (PDF) – This physical map shows mountain ranges, rivers, and lakes.
- Blank Map of USA – Test your knowledge of United States geography by printing this map and filling in the states.
- MapMaker 1-Page Maps – This map shows the states, capitals, Great Lakes, and major rivers in the United States.
- United States of America (PDF) – Note the state capitals on this map, shown with black stars.
- States and Capitals (PDF) – Explore the United States with this map, which shows states and capitals.
- Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins Geography (PDF) – Maps help you explore the geography of different places.
- Mapping Skills Unit for Grades K-3 (PDF) – Learn about maps by making your own maps of your neighborhood or your bedroom.
- Visit a National Park Near You (PDF) – This U.S. map shows the national parks located throughout the country.
- The United States (With State Names) (PDF) – Fill in the state capitals on this United States map.
Longitude and Latitude
Longitude and latitude lines help you locate places on a map or globe. Longitude lines run north and south. Latitude lines run east and west. These lines each have labeled numbers, which you can use to find cities and other locations.
- Latitude and Longitude (PDF) – Learn about latitude and longitude as you study maps.
- Latitude and Longitude Information (PDF) – Latitude and longitude are imaginary lines that help locate places on the Earth.
- Important Facts about Latitude and Longitude (PDF) – Latitude lines are horizontal, and longitude lines are vertical.
- Longitude and Latitude Game – Play a game to learn about latitude and longitude.
- Map Skills Latitude and Longitude (PDF) – Explore a map with latitude and longitude lines on it.
- Latitude and Longitude Pre?Test (PDF) – Take a pre-test to see how much you know about latitude and longitude.
- Where on Earth? A Latitude and Longitude Quiz – Test your latitude and longitude skills by labeling dots on a globe.
- Latitude and Longitude with Google Earth (PDF) – Google Earth can help you learn about latitude and longitude.
- Longitude and Latitude (PDF) – Explore latitude and longitude with activities shown in this lesson plan.
- Charting a Continent (PDF) – Learn about how Lewis and Clark had to chart their explorations using latitude and longitude.