This product includes readings and a "virtual tour" of all four states in the Southwest region as well as a Social Media road trip project.
All the reading came from NewsELA via National Geographic for Kids, and are at a 4th grade reading level. Included:
* Texas reading
* New Mexico reading
* Southwest Region climate and overview reading
Also included is a powerpoint that goes along with each reading that includes images and videos that connect to each state.
Finally, I have included a fun road trip project where students get to create a postcard, write a Facebook status and an Instagram status about their trip to the Southwest.