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Regions of Texas Bus Tour - take your kids on an imaginary bus tour as they learn all about the geography of Texas.

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Bus Tour of Texas – Regions of Texas - Geography

Which is the best Texas region to live in? Students will explore this essential question as they take an imaginary field trip around the great state of Texas in the “Bus Tour of Texas”. Students will begin the lesson with a preview assignment – where have they visited in Texas? Where would they want to live? They will then grab a partner, and go on a field trip of the different regions of Texas. Your kids will see images of the regions out of the “bus window”, and then go to 4 different bus stops at different locations around the state. At each bus stop, they will exit the bus, read information about their bus stop, answer questions and write a post card “home” summarizing what they have learned. They will conclude the activity by making a brochure advertising the best Texas region.

When you purchase this activity you will receive:

-a presentation to use as your bus tour around Texas
-a script to read for each of the different images
-a graphic organizer to take notes
-a “faux” field trip permission form
-placards for 4 different bus stops
-questions to answer about each of the bus stops
-directions for the bus stop post cards

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4th Grade TEKS

(7) Geography. The student understands the concept of regions. The student is expected to:
(A) describe a variety of regions in Texas and the United States such as political, population, and economic regions that result from patterns of human activity;
(B) identify, locate, and compare the geographic regions of Texas (Mountains and Basins, Great Plains, North Central Plains, Coastal Plains), including their landforms, climate, and vegetation; and
(C) compare the geographic regions of Texas (Mountains and Basins, Great Plains, North Central Plains, Coastal Plains) with regions of the United States and other parts of the world.

7th Grade TEKS

(9) Geography. The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of Texas. The student is expected to:
(A) locate the Mountains and Basins, Great Plains, North Central Plains, and Coastal Plains regions and places of importance in Texas during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries such as major cities, rivers, natural and historic landmarks, political and cultural regions, and local points of interest;
(B) compare places and regions of Texas in terms of physical and human characteristics; and
(C) analyze the effects of physical and human factors such as climate, weather, landforms, irrigation, transportation, and communication on major events in Texas
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