US Geography – Pacific States Region Grades 4-6 is a supplement for United States Regions social studies programs. 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 to 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. 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 Pacific States, Out of the Past: History of the Pacific States Region, Missions, The California Gold Rush, How the United States Got Alaska, The People of Hawaii, “A Day of Infamy,” December 7, 1941, Time Line of the Pacific States Region, Bigfoot, Time Zones, How the Pacific Ocean Influences Weather, Economy of the Pacific Coast States, Apples and Pineapples Activities, If You Are What You Eat, Where Do You Come From?, Hawaii - the Dole Cousins – and Pineapples, What Powers Your Day?, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, The Ancient Giants, The Sea Otter, The Eskimo, Well-Known Americans of the Pacific States, Levi Strauss, The Mystery State Game, State Mobile and State Facts.