U.S. Regions Midwest and Great Plains Region Unit

U.S. Regions Midwest and Great Plains Region Unit
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16 MB|76 pages
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This unit on the Midwest and Great Plains region covers the natural resources, products, landmarks, landforms, and history of the U.S. region. It also has visual, kinesthetic, note-taking, writing, poetry, mapping, and dramatic activities. The test included has an answer key.

This product contains:

1. Timeline project (History preview activity)
2. Mapping project 1: Preview (Kinesthetic activity and coloring activity)
3. Mapping project 2: Key Midwest features (Worksheet)
4. Mapping activity 3: Abilene Trail Trade Routes (Worksheet, including homework)
5. Mapping activity 4: Cumberland Gap and Wilderness Road (Worksheet with homework assignment, includes answer key)
6. States and Capitals (Matching Game)
7. States and Capitals Cursive (2 differentiated assignments, 3 pages each)
8. Landforms and Bodies of Water (Concept web, feature analysis worksheet with answer sheet, landforms common and proper nouns word sort, and drawing activity)
9. Great Lakes Locks Activity (Includes teacher simulation, links to online videos, and homework assignment)
10. Natural Resources and Products (Concept webs and note taking form)
11. Landmarks and Recreation (Concept webs, brochure project including a sample, and travel questions homework assignment)
12. Mapping Project 5 (Elevation map sand project)
13. History (Commemorative postage stamp project)
14. Wrap-up Activity 1: Acrostic poem
15. States Questions (Homework assignment double sided with answer key)
16. Wrap-up activity 2: Student created plays
17. Final Test (14 multiple choice questions and 1 open response paragraph, includes answer key)

You will need:
* Social studies textbook chapter on the Midwest region. I have included links to online articles to get you started.
* Transparency sheet (for displaying one of the included maps)
* Index cards
* Sand, plastic spoons and glue (for elevation map project)
* Hole punch (for stamp and timeline projects)
* Colored pencils and crayons (for most projects)

If you will be teaching about the other 4 U.S. regions and you're looking for materials, I have them available for purchase also:

Northeast Region Unit

Southeast Region Unit

US Regions Southwest Region Unit

West Region Unit

Or, buy all 5 in one and save 50%

All 5 U.S. Regions: 5 Units Bundled Pack
Total Pages
76 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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