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Interactive United States History Map

Found In: social studies, 3-5, 6-8

United States History Map is an interactive map collection for social studies students in grades 5-8 . Separate modules provide information and test understanding. Depending on test performance students can review or move on to the next module.

From Sea to Shining Sea reviews the compass rose and map legend and presents a map of the states identifying notable physical features. This map is the basis for an interactive game called Find the Feature challenges students to locate features with 20 questions. Students have 30 seconds to answer each question. Hints are provided if needed.

50 States discusses the regions and locates the states within each region in preparation for a game called Locate the State. Students are presented with 20 questions and have 30 seconds to answer. Clicking for a hint will narrow the choice to three states.

Indians examines the major Indian tribes in regions of North America before the arrival of Europeans. In Identify the Tribe, students answer 15 questions by eliminating one tribe out of three that does not belong. Students have 15 seconds to answer. Hints are given after 5 seconds.

Colonists looks at Spanish, British, Dutch, French, Russian, and the original 13 colonies in North America. European Colonies Challenge asks 12 questions in Round I. Students have 15 seconds and one chance to answer. Round II is a lightning round. Students have 10 seconds to locate the 13 colonies.

The Nation Expands traces the acquisition of territories through treaties, purchases, and forced removal of Indian tribes and the subsequent creation of states. In Expansion Concentration, students match the name of an event or person with the associated land acquisition in a 20 card grid. Students have 2 minutes to complete the game.

Test Your Skills assesses student learning for the entire interactive with 25 multiple-choice questions. There is no time limit. A printable assessment scorecard is provided.



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