Regions of the United States Teacher Resources
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Students think about how the regions of the United States are defined and characterized. They map the regions from memory and compare maps to see that regions are human constructions that do not generally have clearly-defined boundaries.
Fifth graders explore the regions of the United States. In this geography skills lesson plan, 5th graders examine the landforms, climates, and economies of the regions of the United States. Students conduct Internet research in order to virtually travel to the regions of the country within the established budget. Students share the highlights of their "trips" with their classmates.
Fifth graders explore the regions of the United States. They use maps, research on the Internet and use measurements and estimations. Students create a presentation using spreadsheets and publishing software.
Students use a geographic perspective to investigate different regions of the United States. After a classroom discussion, students draw a map of the regions and describet he climate, natural resources, business and industry, and cultural characteristics. Then they use a geographic perspective to study one of the region's features. Finally, the students develop an engaging presentation to make to the rest of the class.
Students explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills lesson, students examine the latitude and longitude, landforms, physical regions, natural resources, and climate of the United States. Students create a model landform and also respond to essential questions throughout the lesson that are compiled in a portfolio.
Fifth graders examine and research a major region of the Unites States in groups of four. In addition, they locate the states, capitals, mammals and two bodies of water or mountain ranges found within their region. After the research, they create a short play or story acting and taking their mammals through a journey through their region.
Learners discover the way geologists collect information about past hurricanes to determine patterns that may help with storm prediction. They then research the history of natural disasters in different regions of the United States and develop regional insurance profiles based on their findings and related predictions.
Fourth graders identify the different habitats found in the seven regions of the United States. In this ecology lesson, 4th graders write an essay about how humans affect the ecosystem and vice versa. They discuss how changes on one ecosystem has domino effect on others.
Fifth graders create a driving tour of one region in the United States and create a regional diary detailing the trip. Each student will "travel" through a region and describe landforms, climate, population, culture and economic characteristics found in the region.
Students describe the types of pollutants affecting air quality and explain the difference between bad and good ozone. They investigate air quality index levels and patterns in the Midwest region of the United States.
Students study the geographical regions of the United States of America and the reasons behind using regions in Geography. This technology-based Geography lesson includes a written assignment and possible cross-curricular lesson extensions.
Fifth graders are actively involved in thinking about the major farming regions in the United States and the goods produced in each region. Students comprehend how trading among regions increases the amount and variety of goods available.
Third graders explore America's history prior to 1492. This unit of six lessons identifies five regions of the United States and assists students in the development of an understanding of the Native Americans who lived in the regions.
Students investigate the factors involved in human migration in the United States. Students analyze maps of different regions in the United States to determine how a variety of factors influence human settlement and development.
Students engage in a lesson that is interested in the foods related to the season of Spring. They conduct research using a variety of resources while creating menus to match the regions of The United States. Students create food items taken from the menus.
Students explore the regions of the United States. They work individually and in groups and use both fiction and non-fiction resources to study the US Regions.
Eighth graders take on the persona of an American Indian who lived before 1877 to explore changes that occur over time to a specific region of the United States. They analyze the changes in population, political characteristics, social characteristics, economic characteristics and land use that have occurred.
Students conduct an Action Research project of their own to help them become better readers of informational text, study about the regions of the United States and analyze reading skills by utilizing spreadsheets.
Your learners practice writing ideas on paper and logically presenting them in an organized manner. They brainstorm ways to write down ideas while creating a travelogue about a particular U.S. geographic region. When they present completed work to the rest of the class, help them compare and contrast spoken and written forms.
Students who live in the inner city are introduced to the four corners region of the United States. In groups, they examine how the region differs compared to where they live and their culture. They develop maps of the area and locate landmarks of the area. To end the lesson, they research the contributions of the Native American groups of the four corners region and examine artifacts.