This is a 5th grade Social Studies unit and can easily be adapted to suit your needs for other grades, as well. There is a pre and pot test included.Each day there are three rotating stations: Teacher led, independent, and technology. When the kids enter the room, they know which station to start in each day. I already have the websites pulled up at student stations, the SmartBoard ready, and the independent supplies ready. Students come in and get to work, we waste no time! As one class leaves, have student helpers get the computers, independent station, and SmartBoard ready for the next class while you are at the door watching students exit.
Standards: SS5G1 The student will locate important places in the United States. a. Locate important physical features; include the Grand Canyon, Salton Sea, Great Salt Lake, and Mojave Desert. b. Locate important man-made places; include the Chisholm Trail; Pittsburgh, PA; Gettysburg, PA; Kitty Hawk, NC; Pearl Harbor, HI; and Montgomery, AL.
Essential Questions: How does the geography of a location affect the economic activities that occur there? Where is _______ located?