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Students report on one of the five U.S. land regions in this lesson

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grade:

7  

 

Title – U.S. Land Regions Project
By – Scott Jamison
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Art, Language Arts
Grade Level – 7th

Students will research one of the 5 U.S. land regions.

      Coastal Plain

 

      Appalachian Region

 

      Interior Plains

 

      Mountain West

 

    Pacific Region

Research the following:

      1. States & Capitals: Identify each state and its capital city which is located within the land region. List the states and capitals in vertical columns. If any part of the state lies within the region, include that state in the list.
      2. Region Climates: Identify and define the different climates within the land region (not each state).
      3. Natural Resources: Identify the 4 most common natural resources for the land region. State the relative location for each (where is each resource located within the land region).
      4. Identify the 3 most common industries within the region.

        A. List each industry separately and write a short expository response stating the reasons why that industry is important to the region (think resources & location).

 

      5. Identify and state the relative location for the following physical features located within your assigned land region.

        1. Coastal Plains:

          1A. Rivers:

            Mississippi

 

            St. John’s

 

            Potomac

          1B. Lake Okeechobee

 

          1C. Plains:

            Gulf Coastal Plain

 

            Atlantic Coastal Plain

          1D. Swamps:

            Okefenokee

 

            Everglades

        2. Appalachian Region:

          2A. Rivers:

            Ohio

 

            Potomac

          2B. Mountains:

            Appalachian

 

            Adirondack

 

            Blue Ridge

          2C. Allegheny Plateau

        3. Interior Plains:

          3A. Rivers:

            Mississippi

 

            Missouri

 

            Rio Grande

          3B. 5 Great Lakes

 

          3C. Ozark Plateau

 

          3D. Mountains — Black Hills

 

          3E. Plains:

            Great Plains

 

            Central Lowlands

        4. Mountain West:

          4A. Rivers:

            Rio Grande

 

            Missouri

 

            Snake

 

            Colorado

          4B. Great Salt Lake

 

          4C. Rocky Mountains

 

          4D. Plateau:

            Colorado

 

            Columbian

          4E. Great Basin

 

          4F. Death Valley

 

          4G. Grand Canyon

 

          4H. Desert:

            Sonora

 

            Mojave

        5. Pacific Region:

          5A. Rivers:

            Columbia

 

            Sacramento

 

            San Joaquin

          5B. Lake Tahoe

 

          5C. Central Valley

 

          5D. Mountains:

            Coast Ranges

 

            Sierra Nevada

 

            Cascade Range

 

          Mt. Rainier

Scoring

      Final Product: 100 total points

 

      1. Information to be presented in outline form — (outline example in class). 40 pts.

 

      2. Poster Requirements: Include A & B on poster 30 pts.

        A. Region Map: Display information from items 1-5 above. Use correct symbol and color for each item.

 

      B. Illustrate the answers for items 2, 3, and 4 in a creative manner (examples in class).

    3. Bibliography — utilize MLA format 30 pts

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