Make learning about the culture and geography of North America fun and engaging! This unit includes informational text and comprehension questions to teach a general overview of each of the countries and regions in North America. Also included are resources for a culminating STEAM project where students create their own parade float to showcase their assigned region or country.
Included in this resource are:
Information about the geography and culture of North America:
-Map to label the continents and oceans of the world.
-Non-fiction text to introduce students to the continents and oceans of the world.
-Map to label the countries in North America
-Non-fiction text with comprehension questions about landmarks in the United States
-Short Non-fiction texts about Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
-maps to label the states in each of the 5 regions of the United States
-A poem to teach about the culture and resources found in each of the 5 regions of the United States, including comprehension questions
-Answer key for each of the above items.
Resources to implement the parade float project:
-Letter home to parents to introduce the float project and ask for donation of supplies
-Student checklist page with picture of a sample float
-Suggestions of websites and books to use for research
-Unique note taking pages designed for each of the regions and countries in North America
-Letter to parents to invite them to come see the finished floats
-Venn Diagram for students to compare information from two different regions/countries
-Project Reflection sheet