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Fourth graders explore U.S. geography by examining maps in class. In this Northeast United States lesson, 4th graders view topography related maps of the United States and identify the Appalachians, White Mountains and Atlantic coast. Students write a fictitious postcard to a friend in which they pretend they are on the East coast.
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.
Extremely throrough and informative, this presentation details many aspects of European geography and demographics, including natural resources, climate, topography, and population distribution. This slideshow would be an excellent companion to a unit about Europe, either in relevant pieces or in its entirety. Bright maps and easy-to-read statistics make this presentation a real find for a social studies teacher.