Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Target Vocabulary Words: country, region, state, capital, border, nation, North America, united, landform, body of water, landmark, motto, statehood, etc.
Prior to the lesson, it would be helpful to discuss/review compass directional points (N, S, E, W, NE, SE, NW, SW), as well as what a border is.
Using a printable map of the United States, discuss the five main regions and the states within them:
Have the child color the regions on the map to offer a visual guide for the lesson. Discuss each region by highlighting the states within that specific area. Include the following information:
To expand the lesson, you can discuss various terrains within the United States and the animals within those habitats:
Did You Know?: The first state to receive statehood (established as an official state) was Delaware on December 7, 1787. The last state to receive statehood was Hawaii on August 21, 1959.