SS.5.G.1.6

Locate and identify states, capitals, and United States Territories on a map.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 5
Strand: Geography
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021070: Social Studies Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.G.1.AP.6: Identify selected states and their capitals on a map.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Lesson Plans

Learning About U.S. States & Capitals: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska:

In this lesson, students will learn the locations of four different states – Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska – as well as the capital cities of each state.  Students will conduct research to learn more about these four states and will record their information in a packet.  The teacher will also review the concept of federalism to reinforce why each state has its own government and capital.  To close the lesson, students will create a travel brochure for one of the states. 

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Learning About U.S. States & Capitals: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico:

In this lesson, students will learn the locations of five different states – Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico – as well as the capital cities of each state.  Students will conduct research to learn more about these five states and will record their information in a packet.  The teacher will also review the concept of federalism to reinforce why each state has its own government and capital.  To close the lesson, students will need to label the states and their capitals on a blank map of the United States.

Type: Lesson Plan

Learning About U.S. States & Capitals: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota:

In this lesson, students will learn the locations of five different states – Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota – as well as the capital cities of each state.  Students will conduct research to learn more about these five states and will record their information in a packet.  The teacher will also review the concept of federalism to reinforce why each state has its own government and capital.  To close the lesson, students will need to label the states and their capitals on a blank map of the United States.

Type: Lesson Plan

Learning About U.S. States & Capitals: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii:

In this lesson, students will learn the locations of five different states – California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii – as well as the capital cities of each state.  Students will conduct research to learn more about these five states and will record their information in a packet.  The teacher will also review the concept of federalism to reinforce why each state has its own government and capital.  To close the lesson, students will need to label the states and their capitals on a blank map of the United States.

Type: Lesson Plan

Native American Tribes of the United States - Part I:

This two-lesson study of American History examines the different tribes and geographic regions that Native Americans inhabited in the United States. Students will learn briefly about each tribe and region during direct instruction and then, in small groups, conduct research on one tribe in depth. Part II of the lesson requires students to present their research to the class and compare their Native American tribe with one from another group presentation.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

U.S. States and Capitals: Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine:

Learn more about three states and their capital cities by visiting Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York:

Learn about three states and their capitals, and their local food, by taking a trip to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: West Virginia, Virginia, and Delaware:

Learn about three states and their capitals by taking a trip to West Virginia, Virginia, and Delaware in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii:

Identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. With this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin:

Learn more about three U.S. states and their capitals, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, in this interactive student tutorial. Practice your math skills by solving multi-step real world problems involving money and decimals.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina:

Learn about three states and their capitals by taking a trip to Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina in this interactive tutorial. Practice your math skills by solving multi-step real world problems involving money and decimals.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee:

Learn about five states and their capitals by taking a trip to state parks in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee in this interavtive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana with this interactive tutorial. You'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states:  Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.  In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Integrated Social Studies with Civics Original tutorials - Grades K-5

U.S. States and Capitals: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii:

Identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. With this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

U.S. States and Capitals: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

U.S. States and Capitals: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana with this interactive tutorial. You'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

U.S. States and Capitals: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states:  Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.  In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.  

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

U.S. States and Capitals: Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine:

Learn more about three states and their capital cities by visiting Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York:

Learn about three states and their capitals, and their local food, by taking a trip to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: West Virginia, Virginia, and Delaware:

Learn about three states and their capitals by taking a trip to West Virginia, Virginia, and Delaware in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii:

Identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. With this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin:

Learn more about three U.S. states and their capitals, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, in this interactive student tutorial. Practice your math skills by solving multi-step real world problems involving money and decimals.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina:

Learn about three states and their capitals by taking a trip to Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina in this interactive tutorial. Practice your math skills by solving multi-step real world problems involving money and decimals.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee:

Learn about five states and their capitals by taking a trip to state parks in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee in this interavtive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana with this interactive tutorial. You'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

U.S. States and Capitals: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona:

Learn to identify the locations and state capitals of five U.S. states:  Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.  In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn why we have state capitals: because of federalism.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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