4th Grade Social Studies- Regions of the United States

Why this is important?

You may never have the chance to explore the United States in real life but you can take an interactive trip using all the wonderful web resources. You will become an expert and be able to teach your peers about your given region!

When you are done you will know

 All of the regions in the United States
* Important facts of your give region
* Where states are located 
* How to work together as a team   
* How to create a storyboard
* How to upload your storyboard to Youtube


Upon finishing this Unit students will identify and understand:

The World in Spatial Terms

Use geographic representations to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

4 – G1.0.1 Identify questions geographers ask in examining the United States (e.g., Where it is? What is it
like there? How is it connected to other places?).

4 – G1.0.2 Use cardinal and intermediate directions to describe the relative location of significant places in
the United States.

4 – G1.0.3 Identify and describe the characteristics and purposes (e.g., measure distance, determine relative
location, classify a region) of a variety of geographic tools and technologies (e.g., globe, map,
satellite image).

4 – G1.0.4 Use geographic tools and technologies, stories, songs, and pictures to answer geographic
questions about the United States.

4 – G1.0.5 Use maps to describe elevation, climate, and patterns of population density in the United States.
G2 Places and Regions

Understand how regions are created from common physical and human characteristics.

4 – G2.0.1 Describe ways in which the United States can be divided into different regions (e.g., political
regions, economic regions, landform regions, vegetation regions).

4 – G2.0.2 Compare human and physical characteristics of a region to which Michigan belongs (e.g., Great
Lakes, Midwest) with those of another region in the United States.

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