We do all the redions of the US and for each region I have the kids fill out a passport. They write in the states we will be visiting and facts about each state. I also create a PowerPoint show that highlights each state. I have hyperlinks to websites that show something unique and exciting about each state. You know facts that the SS book doesnt cover- the facts kids really connect with. Ex- Pennsylvania- we did an online tour of the HErsheys Chocolate Factory and sampled chocolate. The kids filled in a "suitcase" journal as we traveled to each state. They recorded the capital, population, the interesting attraction, a picture of the attraction, and a sentence or 2 about why or why not they would want to visit that state. So far the kids have loved these activities.
Hi! When we study the geographic regions of the US, I call ahead an request information from the National Parks. There are plenty of parks in each region, just check out "National Park Services" online. Then, I have the kids plan field trips to the parks, researching the region they are in and the special attractions of each park. The info the parks will send you includes great photos, maps, and information. Good luck!
I like the ideas you are sharing but I would like a little more information. My e-mail is email@example.com. Would you mind sharing a few more details with me about your lesson plans on this.
I would love if you can send me the presentation u did with the th regions. I am a 6th grade teacher in Miami in a high risk area and need presentations like that to make the kids interested. thanks
I really appreciate it
These ideas sound great! When you doing all the regions, it's difficult to keep the students interested in all of them. Would you be willing to email me your powerpoint presentation or any other information? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.