What nation in the U.S. do you live in? In this project students try to create a new “United States” while they develop their geography skills and work on important history skills such as comparing, summarizing, and making an oral defense. This project utilizes a great article from the Washington Post as a source. I have used this in my class to explain the concept of “cultural regions” before leaving my geography unit and beginning with Native Americans. It’s a great, cross-curricular project that only takes two days and is a lot of fun for the students.
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