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 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.


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?


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


·  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


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

Updated: Aug 01, 2017