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US: Midwest Region
In this United States political map instructional activity, learners examine the state boundaries of the Midwestern Region. The map also highlights each of the state capitals denoted by stars.
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Little House on the Prairie
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, February 2012
The CPI or Consumer Price Index is one tool used to identify changes in inflation rates. Kids examine other ways economists determine inflation changes as they review economic data. They analyze the data, then describe the impact...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Postcards from the Southeast and Middle West Regions
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...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
US Geography: The Midwest
Young scholars investigate the geography and agricultural products of the Midwestern United States. In this US geography instructional activity, students watch and discuss a video that depicts the Midwest of the US as the breadbasket of...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Focus on Economic Data: US Employment and the Unemployment Rate, February 2012
The class is provided with background information and statistical data on US employment rates as of February 2012. They use the data to assess various graphs and answer critical thinking questions about what the data shows. They discuss...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History