Creators: Fifty States (tentative schedule)
|Posted by Trisha Fyfe on August 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM|
What a great groups of Creators!
Last week (week 1), we spent some time reviewing basic map skills by making a mini book together. We talked about the seven continents, five oceans, latitude and longitude, and cardinal directions/the compass rose.
This week (week 2), we watched a video/song: Tour of the Uited States ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E2CNZIlVIg ), and we read The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller. We started an art project on the five regions in the United States (West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast). Some students did not finish, but they are welcome to finish it up at home! Extra supplies should be in a ziploc bag
Regions of the US map project
1) Tear up colored strips into small pieces (5 colors)
2) Glue one color on each region of the map provided
3) Label regions/map
For the rest of this semester, we will dive into each of the 5 regions. We will learn the state capitals, abbreviations, locations, and other fun information about state symbols, landforms, and landmarks as we have time!
Here is a basic outline of class topics:
Week 1 (8/18) Map Skills review- Continents/Oceans/Globe/Compass Rose Mini Book
Week 2 (8/25) United States Map activity (5 regions); Read: Scrambled States of America
Week 3 (9/1) Region 1: Southeast States and Capitals Activities
Week 4 (9/15) Regions/States Review and Landmarks/Landforms of The Southeast
Week 5 (9/22) Region 2: Northeast States and Capitals Activities
Week 6 (9/29) Regions/States Review and Landmarks/Landforms of The Northeast
Week 7 (10/20) Region 3: Midwest States and Capitals Activities
Week 8 (10/27) Regions/States Review and Landmarks/Landforms of The Midwest
Week 9 (11/3) Region 4: Southwest States and Capitals Activities
Week 10 (11/10) Regions/States Review and Landmarks/Landforms of Southwest
Week 11 (11/17) Region 5: West States and Capitals Activities
Week 12 (12/1) Regions/States Review and Landmarks/Landforms of The West