My Country (United States)

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11665

What's bigger than your street, town, and state? It's your country! Countries have money, and sometimes different weather patterns and landscapes. Draw your country and its important features!



learning style
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Have you ever seen a globe or a map of the world? What country do you live in? Can you find your country on a map or globe?

That's right!

You live in the United States of America. In the previous lesson in our My Planet series (Related Lessons), you learned about the important parts of your state. Your state and the remaining forty nine states all make up the United States of America.

Each state has cities, towns, and streets. Many people around your country live in different ways, but they all have some things in common.

  • Can you see where the United States of America is on the map below?

Show your parent or teacher.

North America

All the people in the United States of America share the same American flag. The American flag has red and white stripes. It also has fifty stars.

  • Why do you think the American flag has fifty stars?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher.

Great work! There are fifty stars because the United States has fifty states!

American flag

Everyone that lives in the United States of America shares the same president.

  • Do you know who your president is?

Share your answer with your parent or teacher.

2014 Seal of the Executive Office of the President of the United States

Image by the United States Government, via Wikimedia Commons, is in the public domain.

You've learned a few important facts about your country. Before moving on to the Got It? section, tell your parent or teacher what the name of your country is.

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