Social Studies - 2017-18

USII.2c - U.S States and Cities

The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for

c)  locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the historical development of the United States.


Blooms Level: Remember


Adopted: 2008

BIG IDEAS

Big Themes/Concepts: Region, Culture, City/State


Where you live influences how you live. 

Cities serve as centers of trade and have political, economic, and/or cultural significance.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

A state is an example of a political region. States may be grouped as part of different regions, depending upon the criteria used.

Cities serve as centers of trade and have political, economic, and/or cultural significance.


What is one way of grouping the 50 states?

What are some examples of cities that historically have had political, economic, and/or cultural significance to the development of the United States?

ESSENTIALS

States grouped by region

·  Northeast:Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

·  Southeast: Maryland,Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas

·  Midwest:Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota

·  Southwest:Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona

·  Rocky Mountains:Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho

·  Pacific:Washington, Oregon, California

·  Noncontiguous: Alaska, Hawaii

Cities

·  Northeast: New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia

·  Southeast: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans

·  Midwest: Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit

·  Southwest: San Antonio, Santa Fe

·  Western (Rocky Mountains): Denver, Salt Lake City

·  Pacific: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle

Noncontiguous: Juneau, Honolulu

KEY VOCABULARY

regions, states, cities, centers of trade, political, economic, cultural

Updated: Aug 01, 2017