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United States Regions
Old 07-02-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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Hello all,

I am looking for creative ways to turn a SS unit on USA regions into a "mostly reading/writing" unit aligned to informational CCSS. I still want to add in some SS concepts and activities such as map making.

I am looking for creative and inexpensive ways to teach each region through reading and and engaging. I have seen Beth Newingham's trip across the USA unit, but it's not aligned to informational CCSS ELA. It's mostly a SS unit. I do not want just Q and A tasks. I have Jill Russ' regions unit as well and she has passages to read and questions to answer, but I am looking for ways to make it more engaging. Her unit is almost all Q and A tasks with a scrapbook coloring page.

At the end of the unit, I am supposed to have them research a region and present it to the class. Any creative ideas for this?

Also, I am looking to decorate the room with an Across the USA theme to kick off the year....I do not need expensive crazy room transformations but would love to see if anyone has done this. I want kids' work to mostly decorate room.

This may be a long shot, but does anyone have anything or seen anything online about connecting Percy Jackson's Lightning Thief to USA regions? He travels across the country and visits places in USA and this would be a great cross curricular connection.


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