US Geography – Great Lakes Region Grades 4-6 provides supplementary materials for United States Regions social studies programs. The book is not meant to replace such a program but may be used to enhance the curriculum. The material will provide practical experiences using maps, graphs and diagrams. These skills are integrated throughout the book. Historical events are presented which should help the student connect the past to the present. The critical thinking activities will reinforce this concept. Several different resources, industries and businesses are represented in this book. The student will see that the economy of a region affects the jobs of that area. Hands-on activities are provided throughout the book. There are a variety of projects designed to promote understanding of the social studies concepts. The study of geography helps us connect to our environment and provides a sense of where we are. The five themes of geography, location, place, movement, regions and interaction are included throughout the book.
The content of this 64-page workbook includes: Teacher Instructions and Answer Key, Fun Facts about the Great Lakes States, Glaciers, Out of the Past- History of the Great Lakes Region, Two Disasters in the Great Lakes Region. Though the Years with the Circus, There are Monsters in Illinois!, St. Lawrence Seaway, Map Skills, Economy of the Great Lakes Region, Will Keith Kellogg and Corn Flakes, Paper Making, The People of the Great Lakes States, Play Ball!, State Poster, State Facts Booklet and Search Puzzle.