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Lesson Overview
  • 180 Minutes
  • 1, 4, 5, 9
  • 4th - 10th Grade
  • State Standards:
    NGSS: 5-ESS2-1, 5-ESS4-1 CCSS: RI.5.7, W.5.8 Social Sciences: 4.8, 4.12, HS.14

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Materials List
  • Printed map of 36 Oregon county map outlines (one map for each student)
  • Students may need to visit the library or computer labs
  • Atlases
  • Oregon reference materials

Mapping the Physical & Social Features of Oregon’s Counties

Categories: Easy Do-at-Home Activity , Social Studies , Spanish , Science

This hands-on lesson teaches students about the physical and social geography of Oregon’s 36 counties. Students learn to interpret a variety of maps, glean information to answer worksheet questions and finally create a map that communicates physical and social facts about an Oregon county. As an extension to the lessons, students work cooperatively to create the questions and answers for an Oregon Geography Pursuit game.

Google Slide version of student worksheets available for elearning purposes.


  • They then create individual county maps that tell about what they have learned.
  • Then, students work cooperatively to create the questions and provide the answers for an Oregon trivia game.
  • County outlines for all of Oregon’s 36 counties and resource maps of the state are available below:

Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, DouglasGilliam, GrantHarney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill, Oregon County Outlines

For full instructions, please download our PDF