Cinco Regiones de los Estados Unidos: La Región Suroeste
All student pages are in Spanish.
Your students will enjoy reading this complex informational text about the Southwest region,
home of the giant saguaro cactus, the Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon.
This unit includes a 6-page informational text packet that can be used as a "textbook chapter" when teaching about the region. While reading the complex text, your students will learn about the land, water, climate, products, natural resources, landmarks, and culture of the region. Also included is an Anticipation Guide is to be used as they read the text to guide their reading, a study guide to help them learn to label the states on a map, a 30 question quiz, and a fun "scrapbook" activity with a grading rubric. Study guide and test now also include an optional page for the state capitals and the state abbreviations.
Want to take your study of the Southwest to the next level? Use my Región Suroeste Lapbook
along with this unit.
Take a look at the other regions in this series.
Because the United States can be divided into regions in many ways, please check to see if this version matches your standards. My materials marked “Five Regions”
have the states divided this way:
“Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
“Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
“Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
“Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
While these materials were written to correspond to Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for 3rd grade Social Studies when I couldn't find anything else appropriate for my students, these regions units
are also perfect for 4th, 5th, or 6th graders studying the five regions of the United States.
Florida Sunshine State Standards Addressed:
Identify the five regions of the United States.
Label the states in each of the five regions of the United States.
Describe the physical features of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Identify natural and man-made landmarks in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Describe the climate and vegetation in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Describe the natural resources in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Explain how the environment influences settlement patterns in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Identify the cultures that have settled the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
You may also be interested in these other resources:
Welcome to Spanish: Bienvenidos Beginning Spanish Lessons for Elementary
Tres Reyes Magos Three Kings' Day Beginning Spanish Unit with informational text
Cinco de Mayo Unit with informational text
Saludos - Greetings: Beginning Spanish Lessons for Elementary