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- Matteson, IL
United States Geography Teacher Resources
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Twelfth graders consider the dependence of the United States on foreign oil. In this global issues lesson, 12th graders conduct research to analyze United States dependency on foreign oil. Students use their findings to design spreadsheets and compose essays pertaining to the topic.
Fourth graders compare the physical and human characteristics of Michigan to other regions of the United States. In this Western Regions instructional activity, 4th graders discuss regional differences and then view them on a map or Google Earth. They then use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Michigan to a chosen region. This instructional activity includes additional learning activities and links to necessary maps, graphic organizers and videos.
The dynamics between the economies and politics of the United States and the Middle East are here to study. Upper graders read and discuss scenarios relating to OPEC and the current oil crisis, then in small groups role-play members of Congress. Teams identify solutions for addressing their concerns, and create a presentation.