We begin our year with a review of various map and globe skills.
Then we will launch into a study of the five regions of the United States (the Northeast, Southeast, Middle West, Southwest, and West). For each region, students will be expected to know the locations of the states within the region. They also need to know the physical features such as the landforms, bodies of water, climate, and natural resources of the region. To facilitate this learning, students will be required to do a map for each region and various projects. Rubrics will be distributed so students know what is expected of them.
*A highlight of our study is a field trip to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.