U.S. History Map, 4-9

The United States History Map is an interactive Web site by Annenberg. The Web site is divided into five sections with each section including background information on the topic, interactive activities, and an assessment to test students' knowledge.
In the first section of the site, students examine a map of the United States and correctly identify major geographic features such as mountains, rivers, and oceans. The second section of the site focuses on the various regions and states. The next three sections of the site focus on the original inhabitants of North America, the European colonists who settled the continent, and the expansion of the United States' territory through wars, treaties, and land purchases. After reviewing interactive overviews in each section, students will be challenged in a series of timed quizzes to correctly identify different elements relevant to the geography and history of the United States.