Social Studies - 2017-18

VS.2a - Bordering States

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the physical geography and native peoples, past and present, of Virginia by

a)  locating Virginia and its bordering states on maps of the United States.

Bloom's Level: Remember

Adopted: 2008


·  Relative location helps me find places on a map by referring to other places that are near.


Locations of places can be described in relative terms.

What are some ways that relative location can be described?

What large bodies of water border Virginia?

What states border Virginia?


Analyze and interpret maps to explain relationships among landforms and water features. (VS.1i)

Relative location may be described by using terms that show connections between two places, such as next to, near, and bordering.

Bordering bodies of water

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Chesapeake Bay

Bordering states

  • Maryland
  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina


Geography, relative location, Virginia, United States, next to, near, bordering, body of water, Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina 

Updated: Feb 19, 2016