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    Activity List

    ACTIVITY

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    Estimated Time

    When Done

    Discover Regions

    Required

    What is a Region? https://tinyurl.com/y7xduhcs

     

    View this video to remind yourself what can make a region.

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    2

    minutes

     

    Required

    Visit this Nat Geo Site by clicking on the link.  Next, download a copy of the map.  Work together to color each region a different color.  Observe the states located in each region.  If you need to, get an atlas from the resource table to help you identify the states.

    NatGeo Map

    Read the background information found on the web page below the map. Next click on the questions tab and discuss each question.  Reveal the answer to check your thinking.

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    20 minutes

     

    Chose 1 Activity to complete

    Regions Article

    Read this article to better understand the 5 regions of the United States and the states within each region.

    I or P

    10 minutes

     

    Check out this slideshow to better understand regions.

    http://mocomi.com/what-is-a-region/

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    3

    minutes

     

    Read pages ?? -?? In your Social Studies text to understand what states are in specific US Regions and why.

    I or P

    5

     minutes

     

    Optional

    Sing the Regions

    Like to sing?  Sing and learn more about the regions of the United States

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    5

    minutes

     

    Required

    Adobe Spark

    Take a How-to-Sheet from the resource table to create an Adobe spark with 2 slides.  The first Slide will have your name, the second slide will state the region you will be researching and the state your selected college is located.

    I or P

    15

    minutes

     

    Geography/Landforms

    Required

    It's All About Landforms 

    Watch this Youtube video to observe various landforms on Earth.  You may need to refer back to this video to better understand landforms that are located in your selected region.

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

    Required

    Name that Landform!  Quizlet

    Log on and use the electronic flashcards to practice the meaning of these landform.  If needed, grab a How-to-Sheet off of the Resource table.  You may also click on learning to practice matching the vocabulary term with the definition.  Once you and your partner have spent time learning the landform vocabulary words, play either the Match Game or the Asteroid Game

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    30 minutes

     

    Chose 1 Activity to complete

    Real Picture Landforms

    Check out this slide show to learn more about Landforms

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    8

    minutes

     

    5 Recognizable Landforms

    Read this article to gain more information about 5 common landforms.

    I or P

    8

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Interact with Landforms

    Check out some more landforms to gain a deeper understanding of Earth.

    I or P

    10 minutes

     

    Required

    Add a slide to your Adobe Video naming an interesting landform you have learned about.  Tell why you thought this landform was interesting.

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

    Culture

    Required

    What is Culture?

    This video gives a good overview about culture                 

    I or P

    2

    Minutes

     

    Chose 1 Activity to complete

    Short video and article

    Watch this short video to gain understanding about different cultures.  It also includes a short article you can reads to learn about world cultures.

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    8

    minutes

     

    Compare Canada

    You may understand culture better when you compare it to examples from Canada.  Watch this video to find out.

    I or P

    5

    Minutes

     

    Little Town Culture  This video shows what culture means when looking at just a small town.

    I or P

    5

    Minutes

     

    10 Things to Know About Economy

    This is a great resource to read so you will know all there is to know about Culture.

    I or P

    8

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Listen and Connect

    Click this link to watch a video set to music.  As you watch the video, you will begin to understand traits or characteristics of Culture.  After watching the video, write what you notice on Padlet.  ( djkghdfkjlghdfjklghdfkgjlhdslk (padlet link) If needed, find directions about  how to post to Padlet on the resource table or as an EXPERT

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    10 minutes

     

    Required

    Add a slide to your Adobe Video explain things about your personal culture.  Add an appropriate picture to this slide.  Use the How-To-Sheet if needed.

     

    I or P

    10 minutes

     

    Economy

    Required

    What is Economy and What is Important to Know?

    Check out this great animation about the key components of an economy

    I or P

    4

    Minutes

     

    Chose 1 Activity to complete

    This quick read will help you understand the basics about economy.       Read about Economy

    I or P

    2

    Minutes

     

    Kids Teach Economics     Learn what economy is and why economics is important from a cool kid expert!

    I or P

    3

    Minutes

     

    Natural Resources

    Required

    Work in groups to solve this United States Puzzle.  Once completed, determine which natural resources are in your region.  Write them down so you can learn more about them later.

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    20

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Resource Sort:  With a partner sort cards into piles based on if they are a resource or not.  Check your answers on the back.

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    10

    Minutes

     

    History

    Optional

    What is History?  This article gives you the “history” of history.  Complete graphic organizer from the resource Table to help you keep track of your learning.

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    Required

    History Infomercial  Watch this short video and try to figure out what history is.  Go to your Adobe video and add a slide telling me what you think history is.  Be sure to include 1 example from the infomercial that supports your thinking

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

                 

     

     

     

     

     

    A Mix for the Northeast

     

    Required

    Use State Books from Bells Library to gather information about Natural resources.  What are they?  Why are they important?  Complete graphic organizer from Resource Table.

    I or P

    Varies

    (30 minutes)

     

    Chose 3 Activities to complete

    Fun Facts through Text and videos

    Gain a better understanding of the Northeast Region through fun videos and text.  This will also let you click on other links to more information about your region.

    I or P

    20

    minutes

     

     

     

    Explore the Northeast Region with PJ Putterman

    Wow! A video that tells you so much!

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    30

    Minutes

     

    Bulleted Facts    This link highlights specific information from your region in written form

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    Northeast Podcast   A podcast by state in the Northeast region

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    NatGeo Kids Stuff-Northeast

    After logging on to this site, select a state from the Northeast Region and learn all about it.  Be sure to check out the picture slideshow that goes with it.

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    Varies

     

    Required

    Money, Money, Money

    This video talks about the economy in each US Region

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    Required

    Use Northeast Region book to complete Graphic organizer from Resource table

    I or P

    Varies

     

    Required

    Add a slide to your Adobe video explaining your favorite thing about this region.  Be sure to add audio

    Use How-to-Sheet if needed

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

    Optional

    And There's More    This is another way to read even more about the Northeast Region

    I or P

    Varies

     

    Optional

    Quiz Me on the Northeast  QUIZLET  you have been here before when leaning about landforms!  Log on and use the electronic flashcards to practice fats about the Northeast.  If needed, grab a How-to-Sheet off of the Resource table.  You may also click on learning to practice matching the vocabulary term with the definition.  Once you and your partner have spent time learning the landform vocabulary words, play either the Match Game or the Asteroid Game

    I or P

    Varies

     

     

     

    A Mix for the Southeast

     

    Required

    Use State Books from Bells Library to gather information about Natural resources.  What are they?  Why are they important?  Complete graphic organizer from Resource Table.

    I or P

    Varies

    (30 minutes)

     

    Required

    Money, Money, Money

    This video talks about the economy in each US Region

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    Required

    Use Southeast Region book to complete Graphic organizer from Resource table

    I or P

    Varies

     

    Required

    Add a slide to your Adobe video explaining your favorite thing about this region.  Be sure to add audio

    Use How-to-Sheet if needed

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

    Chose 3 Activities to complete

    NatGeo Kids Stuff- Southeast

    After logging on to this site, select a state from the Southeast Region and learn all about it.  Be sure to check out the picture slideshow that goes with it.

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    Varies

     

    From Sea to Shining Sea  Watch this movie for great details about the Southeast Region

    I or P

    20 Minutes

     

    Sunny Southeast  Take Sunny Southeast Packet from the resource table.  Read through this information and answer the question to provide you with more information about this region.

    I or P

    20

    Minutes

     

    Southeast Weebly  This Weebly lets you pick what you want to learn about and will take you to various pages of information

    I or P

    20 Minutes

     

    Southeast Economy  This is an excellent resource to learn more about this area’s economy

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    3

    Minutes

     

    Discovery Overview  How did this area become so important to the world?  Watch this overview to see if you may want to visit here.

    I or P

    8

    Minutes

     

    Specific Land  Learn how and why the landforms in this area are different from other areas.  You will learn how the landforms helped people settle here.

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    3

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Quiz Me on The Southeast  QUIZLET  you have been here before when leaning about landforms!  Log on and use the electronic flashcards to practice fats about the Southeast.  If needed, grab a How-to-Sheet off of the Resource table.  You may also click on learning to practice matching the vocabulary term with the definition.  Once you and your partner have spent time learning the landform vocabulary words, play either the Match Game or the Asteroid Game

    I or P

    30 Minutes

     

     

    A Mix for the Midwest

     

    Required

    Use State Books from Bells Library to gather information about Natural resources.  What are they?  Why are they important?  Complete graphic organizer from Resource Table.

    I or P

    Varies

    (30 minutes)

     

    Required

    Money, Money, Money

    This video talks about the economy in each US Region

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    Required

    Use Midwest Region book to complete Graphic organizer from Resource table

    I or P

    Varies

     

    Required

    Add a slide to your Adobe video explaining your favorite thing about this region.  Be sure to add audio

    Use How-to-Sheet if needed

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

    Chose 3 Activities to complete

    Kid Fact Fun   Read this article for facts about the Midwest

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    5

    Minutes

     

    Interactive Map Facts  This interactive map provides information about each state in this region

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    5-10

    Minutes

     

    NatGeo Kids Stuff-Midwest  After logging on to this site, select a state from the Midwest Region and learn all about it.  Be sure to check out the picture slideshow that goes with it.

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    Varies

     

    Slideshow facts This includes information that may make you want to visit.

    I or P

    8

    Minutes

     

    Facts and Photos This short video is packed with interesting photos from the past and present that allows you to enjoy the Midwest

    I or P

    3

    Minutes

     

    Important Features  Take a look at man-made and natural features that make the Midwest extra special.

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    1

    Minute

     

    People and Characteristics  Could you live here?  Use this short video to gather needed information for your research.

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    2

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Quiz Me on the Midwest  QUIZLET  you have been here before when leaning about landforms!  Log on and use the electronic flashcards to practice fats about the Midwest.  If needed, grab a How-to-Sheet off of the Resource table.  You may also click on learning to practice matching the vocabulary term with the definition.  Once you and your partner have spent time learning the landform vocabulary words, play either the Match Game or the Asteroid Game

    I or P

    30 Minutes

     

     

     

    A Mix for the Southwest

     

    Required

    Use State Books from Bells Library to gather information about Natural resources.  What are they?  Why are they important?  Complete graphic organizer from Resource Table.

    I or P

    Varies

    (30 minutes)

     

    Required

    Money, Money, Money

    This video talks about the economy in each US Region

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    Required

    Use Southwest Region book to complete Graphic organizer from Resource table

    I or P

    Varies

     

    Required

    Add a slide to your Adobe video explaining your favorite thing about this region.  Be sure to add audio

    Use How-to-Sheet if needed

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

    Chose 3 Activities to complete

    NatGeo Kids Stuff-Southwest  After logging on to this site, select a state from the Southwest Region and learn all about it.  Be sure to check out the picture slideshow that goes with it.

    I

    Varies

     

    Inspector Gadget's Field Trip to the Southwest  Watch this video to learn how the land was formed and how the people live in the Southwest

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    13 Minutes

     

    Products and Natural Resources  See what makes this region special and how the people here provide for themselves

    I or P

    4

    Minutes

     

    Mrs. Katz's Summary Of the Southwest  This video uses lots of maps, pictures, and drawings to clearly explain the Southwest region

    I or P

    7

    Minutes

     

    Brooten Podcast  This podcast was made just for 3rd graders and gives you a small sample of all you can find in this region

    I or P

    4

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Quiz Me on the Southwest QUIZLET  you have been here before when leaning about landforms!  Log on and use the electronic flashcards to practice fats about the Southwest.  If needed, grab a How-to-Sheet off of the Resource table.  You may also click on learning to practice matching the vocabulary term with the definition.  Once you and your partner have spent time learning the landform vocabulary words, play either the Match Game or the Asteroid Game

    I or P

    30 Minutes

     

    Optional

    WOW! Travel  View spectacular photographs of the geography of this region

    I or P

    6

    Minutes

     

     

     

     

     

    A Mix for the West

     

    Required

    Use State Books from Bells Library to gather information about Natural resources.  What are they?  Why are they important?  Complete graphic organizer from Resource Table.

    I or P

    Varies

    (30 minutes)

     

    Required

    Money, Money, Money

    This video talks about the economy in each US Region

    I or P

    10

    Minutes

     

    Required

    Use West Region book to complete Graphic organizer from Resource table

    I or P

    Varies

     

    Required

    Add a slide to your Adobe video explaining your favorite thing about this region.  Be sure to add audio

    Use How-to-Sheet if needed

    I or P

    10 Minutes

     

    Chose 3 Activities to complete 

    NatGeo Kids Stuff-West  After logging on to this site, select a state from the West Region and learn all about it.  Be sure to check out the picture slideshow that goes with it.

    I or P

    10 minutes

     

    Use this slideshow to view real photographs, maps, and details about the West.  The West Slideshow

    I or P

    3

    Minutes

     

    Professor Putterman Goes West Great movie to learn more about the settlement and history of the West

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    15

    Minutes

     

    PBS West/People Past Pictures to explain more history

    I or P

    3

    minutes

     

    Landforms in Pictures  Beautiful photographs and clear details help you feel like you are in the West

    I or P

    3

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Sing a Song  This song may teach you some new facts

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    3

    Minutes

     

    Optional

    Quiz Me on the West  QUIZLET  you have been here before when leaning about landforms!  Log on and use the electronic flashcards to practice fats about the West.  If needed, grab a How-to-Sheet off of the Resource table.  You may also click on learning to practice matching the vocabulary term with the definition.  Once you and your partner have spent time learning the landform vocabulary words, play either the Match Game or the Asteroid Game

    I or P

    30 Minutes