U.S. Regions Midwest and Great Plains Region Unit

U.S. Regions Midwest and Great Plains Region Unit
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  1. This product contains 5 unit plans for all 5 U.S. regions. Each unit covers the natural resources, products, landmarks, landforms, and history of the region. Each unit also has visual, kinesthetic, note-taking, writing, poetry, mapping, and dramatic activities. The test(s) included have answer keys
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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 a PDF with the activities (mostly used for the first half of the unit), as well as a Word Document with tests and written assignments (mostly used for the second half of the unit):

PDF order of activities:
1. Timeline project (History preview activity)
2. Mapping project 1: Preview (Kinesthetic activity and coloring
activity)
3. States and Capitals (Matching Game)
4. States and Capitals Cursive (2 differentiated assignments, 3 pages
each)
5. History (Commemorative postage stamp project) This should be
used near the end of the unit, right before the wrap up activities.

Word Document order of assignments:
1. Mapping project 2: Key Midwest features (Worksheet)
2. Mapping activity 3: Abilene Trail Trade Routes (Worksheet, including homework)
3. Mapping activity 4: Cumberland Gap and Wilderness Road (Worksheet with homework assignment,
includes answer key)
4. Landforms and Bodies of Water (Concept web, feature analysis worksheet with answer sheet,
landforms common and proper nouns word sort, and drawing activity)
5. Great Lakes Locks Activity (Includes teacher simulation, links to online videos, and homework
assignment)
6. Natural Resources and Products (Concept webs and note taking form)
7. Landmarks and Recreation (Concept webs, brochure project including a sample, and travel questions
homework assignment)
8. Mapping Project 5 (Elevation map sand project)
9. Wrap‐up Activity 1: Acrostic poem
10. States Questions (Homework assignment double sided with answer key)
11. Wrap‐up activity 2: Student created plays
12. 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
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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