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4th Grade- Regions of the United States

by Boyne City Public Schools

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Course Description

In this course, students will explore the 5 regions of the United States. They will read books, watch videos, and explore websites and apps. They will learn about the regions landforms, culture, population, agriculture, and economics. Once they have completed the research they will create a non-fiction book of a region of their choice. 

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2a Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2c Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., anotherfor examplealsobecause).
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2e Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

Customer Reviews

Regions of the United States Review

There are some good materials in this unit from a creativity and high interest standpoint. You need to begin by looking at how the authors divided up the regions as they include WA, OR, & CA as part of the West Region instead of the Pacific Region. If the divisions of the regions aren't going to be an issue, You need to be aware that some false information is included in some of the text, such as Chicago being the capital of Illinois, which it is not. Springfield is the capital of Illinois.There are several spelling errors in which the authors used the wrong form of the word "there", used "are" instead of "our", so as a professional I would not copy any of the material to send home with my students.

Highly concerned about modeling accurately the objectives we teach

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