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United States Geography

For Kids

From sea to shining sea, the geography of the United States includes mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, islands, people, and more! The United States is the 3rd largest country in the world. It is located in North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The United States is bordered by Canada to the north and by Mexico in the south. Both Canada and Mexico are also in North America.

The United States is a big place. Fortunately, the following huge sites have not only broken down US geography in easy and fun ways, but these sites are interactive and free to use for kids and teachers. Whatever you want to know about US geography, you can probably find it in one of the links below, in an interactive, illustrated, animated, challenging way. Have fun!

Play the States Game (Ben's Guide to Government)

Can you draw the states? Online, interactive, you draw a state one at a time and the program puts your drawing in a map. Good luck!

United States Geography Games (many!)

USA Regions, drag each state onto a map of regions of the United States (game, Sheppard Software)

USA Regions and States (a drag and drop game Sheppard Software)

By Region, US States and Capitals game (interactive, drag and drop)

Name that state! (Quiz, Easy, Medium, Hard)

US Quick Facts (National Geographic for Kids)

Geography of the United States - so much! You can play these interactives, but some features are locked unless you have a membership. (ixl)

For Teachers

Free Worksheets: The Geography of the United States of America

Free Geography Lesson Plans and Many Activities, ages 2-5, but can be adjusted for higher grades (teacherlink)

Free Unit, The Geography of the United States, 13 lesson plans, grades 5-9, Core Knowledge, free download

Free Unit: The 50 States Geography Unit, written for 5th grade, with activities, about 50 pages (Professor Dickey, free online)

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format about Geography