Midwest Teacher Resources

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From Sea to Shining Sea: United State Geography Vocabulary

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Learners read a passage (included) about America, its land, and seas. Students think about the meanings of the words contrasts, vast, grasslands, fertile, bayous, glaciers, tundra, and plateaus. They label illustrations with the correct...
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Midwest Region Commercials

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research their assigned state using a variety of resources including a website, books, and travel brochures. They complete questions on a worksheet to use when writing a commercial for the state. They film the commercial...
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United States Identifier

For Teachers 5th
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,...
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Subregions of the United States

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Subregions of the United States worksheet, students complete sentences by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank.
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Geography of the West

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare the physical and human characteristics of Michigan to other regions of the United States. In this Western Regions lesson, 4th graders discuss regional differences and then view them on a map or Google Earth. They...
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US Geography: The Midwest

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography lesson, students watch and discuss a video that depicts the Midwest of the US as the breadbasket of the country. They make...
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Subregions of the United States

For Students 6th - 8th
In this United States geography activity, middle schoolers complete a graphic organizer by comparing 4 regions of the United States. In addition, students explain 2 concepts and use a textbook map to respond to 2 short answer questions.
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United States of America

For Students 4th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students read short paragraphs about United States facts. Students then generate questions about the paragraphs using given facts. 
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Touring the Regions of the United States

For Teachers 5th
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.
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Travelogs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make travelog journals to send to acquaintances in other states in order to receive mail in return. They make scrapbooks with the return mail they receive.
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US: Midwest Region

For Students 5th - 12th
In this United States political map worksheet, students examine the state boundaries of the Midwestern Region. The map also highlights each of the state capitals denoted by stars.
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Migration to the Great Lakes States

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the reasons why people migrated to the Midwestern portion of the United States. In this Midwest migration instructional activity, 4th graders study vocabulary associated with the instructional activity, watch two...
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The Seven NATURAL Wonders of the United States

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine natural resources and landforms of the United States.  In this natural wonders lesson, students reading a textbook chapter students design a scrapbook, illustrating the natural wonders.  Students build models and write...
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States and Capitals, Mountains and Rivers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners identify geographical locations in the midwestern United States. In this geography lesson, students identify 12 states and capitals and geographical features in the region by using U.S. maps. Learners use blank maps to fill in...
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Touring the Regions of the United States

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the regions of the United States. In this geography skills lesson, 5th graders examine the landforms, climates, and economies of the regions of the United States. Students conduct Internet research in order to...
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Where Did My Lunch Come From? A U.S. Regional Tour

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the regions from which their food comes. In this social studies lesson, students identify the different agricultural products that are found in the major regions of the United States. Students create a lunch menu.
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Geography of the Northeast

For Teachers 4th
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....
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Subregions of the United States

For Students 8th - 9th
In this Subregions of the U.S. worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer four comprehension questions.
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Map Memory

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, working in a whole class setting, label a United States map with the names of all the states that they know. They transfer the names of the states to an individual map and color it. Next, they receive directions on how to...
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Postcards from the Southeast and Middle West Regions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students talk about visiting other states.  In this geography lesson, students choose a state from the Midwest or Southwest and create a postcard about it.  Students include where they are, what they saw and something they did.  Students...
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Little House on the Prairie

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Hop into a covered wagon and follow Laura Ingalls Wilder through the Midwest. A series of lessons based on Little House on the Prairie encourages young pioneers to see the world through Laura's eyes as they map her journey, discuss the...
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Social Studies: Regions of the United States

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create Powerpoint presentations of various geographic regions of the United States. They focus on the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest regions. Students combine their individual slides into a class presentation.
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Geography of the United States

For Teachers 9th
Students examine the population growth of the United States.  In this Geography lesson, students construct a map of the fifty states.  Students create a graph of the population of the USA. 
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State Cards

For Students 5th - 8th
For this state cards worksheet, students cut out 9 cards, each of which has a picture of one state in the United States on it. These states are all located in the Midwest and Northwest regions. These cards could be used for a matching game.