A lesson on the state of Kentucky. The reading is accompanied by true/false questions.
• To introduce students to salient features about the state of Kentucky and its history.
Eastern Kentucky is home to part of the western reaches of the Appalachian Mountains. These mountains became the first major obstacle that settlers encountered when expanding the colonial boundaries westward. Virginia lies east of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky and these mountains extend northeasterly into West Virginia which also borders Kentucky. The Ohio River forms the boundary between Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to the north while the Mississippi River forms the western boundary with Missouri. The state of Tennessee is south of Kentucky. Two large lakes, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, are reservoirs formed by dams that span the border between Kentucky and Tennessee.