United States Geography and Regions – A Fourth Grade PowerPoint Introduction is a PowerPoint 4th grade level instructional presentation
It includes: two PowerPoint presentations (merged into one presentation) of the text along with two presentation slides that are also available in PDF format to print and issue as classwork, homework, or attach/incorporate into an interactive notebook (after matching definitions with pictures, definitions may be secured to interactive notebook and edge of matching picture can be secured on top of it so it may be flipped up for study purposes). Students can also complete the activity during the presentation as reinforcement for the presentation.
The first half presentation includes:
• Introductory terminology (mineral, erosion, tributary, plateau, and basin).
• Resources in the U.S.
• Eastern U.S. geography (Coastal plains, Appalachian Mountains, Great Lakes, and Mississippi River).
• Western U.S. geography (Rocky Mountains, Cascade Mountains, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Continental Divide, Great Basin, plateaus, and the Great Plains).
• Hawaii and Alaska descriptions
The second half of the presentation includes:
• Introductory terminology (region, economy, agriculture, and interdependent).
• Regions of the U.S. (locations).
• Characteristics that can define regions (architecture, food, music, etc.).
• Sharing common natural resources between states.
• Interdependence between states.
The white-background slides are used for the printables. The printables are already in PDF form in the package. The white-background pages are not included in the total pages. I include them in case you would like to change any of the data and recreate the printables.
The first interactive/review slide and printable:
• The first activity has students identify map locations through a matching activity. The included locations: Great Basin, Great Plains, Coastal Plains, Cascade Mountains, Great Lakes, Appalachian Mountains, Mississippi River, Rocky Mountains, Continental Divide, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The second interactive/review slide and printable:
• This activity has students identify common regional exports based on location through a matching activity on a map. Included are: oranges, lobsters, gold, coal, corn, and oil.