This 22 page document has two parts; an 11 page booklet for students and an 11 page answer key for teachers. It's aligned with many social studies state standards for United States geography and history. It's main use is for fifth grade classrooms, but can be adapted since the blocks allow for students and teachers to go in-depth as much or as little as they would like.
The purpose of this booklet is to allow students and teachers to take notes in a structured and organized way. Students could take notes from a textbook, research, or teacher directed notes using the provided answer key. It is a great resource for students to use as a study guide for test and quizzes as well as cumulative tests.
Page two lists overarching questions that can be used as essential questions within the classroom. The following pages cover (1) an overview of the regions, (2) absolute and relative location, (3) a page on each of the following regions: New England, Middle Atlantic, South, Midwest, Southwest, and West with a block about the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, social/economical characteristics, natural resources, climate and how people adapt, modify and use the land.
Please be on the look out for other student booklets that will cover the other fifth grade social studies standards.