Social Studies - 2018-19
USII.2c - 50 States and Important Cities
The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for
c) locating the 50 states and the cities most significant to the development of the United States and explaining what makes those cities significant.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
A state is an example of a political region. States may be grouped as part of different geographic regions, depending upon the criteria used.
Cities serve as centers of trade and have political, economic, and/or cultural significance.
States grouped by geographic 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
Western (Rocky Mountains): Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho
Pacific: Washington, Oregon, California
Noncontiguous: Alaska, Hawaii
Cities grouped by geographic region
Northeast: New York City, 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