United States Regions DBQ: How Did Geographic Features of the Regions Impact Indigenous People of North America?
In this DBQ, students will learn about how the lives of the indigenous people of North America were dependent upon what was available in the regions in which they lived. Through their analyses, they will come to a general understanding of the geography of North America while making the connection between the land and how it affects people. When they have finished their analyses, there is a graphic organizer to help students organize their thoughts and prepare to write a response to the question.
A step-by-step guide to teaching with DBQs will help those who are new to this shift in social studies as well as provide a new spin on the process for those who are experienced!
While this DBQ is suitable for students in grades 4-8, it was created with 4th grade Louisiana Social Studies in mind, and it focuses on the following Louisiana Student Standards:
• 4.1.6 Define and distinguish between primary and secondary sources
• 4.1.7 Summarize primary resources and explain their historical importance
• 4.5.1 Compare and contrast the distinguishing physical characteristics of the five regions of the United States
• 4.5.2 Analyze how physical characteristics of a region shape its economic development
• 4.5.3 Identify and explain how the physical characteristics of a region influenced human settlement.
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