Looking for a way to end your unit on a US region while also pulling in math, language arts and science? This is the product for you! Have your class interview an adult and then design a regional road trip for him/her. When I use this in my classroom, I have my students interview someone who really will take a road trip to the region. They then present their projects to the interviewee who really does follow their itinerary!
Three sets of directions are included to allow you to use it in the same way I have in my classroom, or you can have your students plan a road trip for their family or each individual interviews an adult in their life.
The following is included for student use:
*3 different instruction pages (see above)
*Interview page or guidelines notes (depending on project chosen)
*Activities planning pages (brainstorming pages)
*Region Maps (all 5 regions are included. Please note that Alaska and Hawaii are not included)
*Budget pages for gas, lodging, & activities (requires understanding of long division, long multiplication, operations with decimals & addition)
*Weather planning page
*Packing list page (based on climate patterns)
*Student presentation notes page
*Student evaluation page of overall winner of the competition
*Challenge Page - Plan the route on US interstates and highways
In addition, rubrics are included for:
*Presentation (visual aids, handout)
*Language Arts (interview notes, activities list, mechanics)
*Social Studies (geographic knowledge & map skills)
*Science (weather & climactic understanding of the region)
Thank you to Teaching in a Small Town (www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/teaching-in-a-small-town) and Mel's Brushes (www.melsbrushes.co.uk) for their graphics!