With 50 states it is no wonder that the United States of America is full of numerous features. The lists of what is considered to me most famous varies and depending on what you like to focus will determine what you need to know.
The geographical features of the United States include mountain, rivers, volcanoes, lakes, seas, and deserts. We have included a list of some of the most popular United States features on the right of this page and a map of them at the bottom. There are a number of games that you can play by yourself, with your child, or with another classmate. If you are studying for a test ask your teacher which features they value to be the most important and work on memorizing them first.
No matter the specific features that you are trying to learn, consider getting a print out of a blank United States map as a fun way to memorize them. Then draw on the map where you believe the features to be. A way to improve in this game is of course to practice but to also make notes about the different features. Such notes might include things like "the Cascade Range run down the middle of Washington and Oregon" or "the Ohio River runs underneath Ohio state." This game will get more fun and more challenging if you do not use your notes.
Another way you can play this game is to have everything drawn on the map for you but not labeled. By not labeling the geographical features on the United States map you can still fill it out but it will be less difficult because you will only have to remember the location and not the exact look of it. Both kind of maps can be found in our collections of print outs. Additionally, you can make flash cards with the shapes and locations of the mountain ranges, rivers, seas, or other geographical features or give yourself a quiz.
Gulf of Alaska
Gulf of Mexico
Great Salt Lake
Mount St. Helens
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Yellowstone National Park