I've spent years refining my favorites lessons on the regions of the U.S. This zip file contains 6 PowerPoint Presentations on the following U.S. Regions: Northeast, Midwest, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, Southeast, and Southwest. Each region is broken into the following topics: Location, History, Landforms, Bodies of Water, Climate, Economics Activities, Farm Products & Vegetation, Major Cities & Tourist Sites, and Famous Landmarks. I've also included a pdf version of a note taking guide.
Our 4th graders write reports on a region of their choice every year. They compile information gathered from these Powerpoints, Books, Videos, and the Internet. The Powerpoints are organized in a way that it is easy to take notes from & matches the topics we wanted included in their reports. (Students use similar headings.)