Oregon Geology and Geography Unit

Place matters. It helps ground us, gives us a sense of home, history and often pride. Oregon, with its amazing diversity of landscape and culture, is a rich place to live and grow up.

This unit contains readings on Oregon’s dramatic and often violent geological history that continues to affect the places we live today and how we interact with our environment. There are also lessons and resources to help students learn about current physical and social geography of the state.

Reading material, maps, images, state standards and handouts to support these lessons can be found in the resources section.

Oregon Caves near Cave Junction

Additional Resources

Geology YouTube Videos

Click on the link above to access YouTube videos about topics such as volcanic eruptions, glaciers, and other geology topics!

County Outline Maps

Other Maps