4th Grade United States Regions Power Point Project

 

Objective: In groups of 4, the students will create a 10-slide Power Point presentation about a particular region of the United States.  These regions include: Northeast, Southeast, Middle West, Southwest, Mountain, and West.

 

Resources: Click here for a worksheet to fill out.  Sections II through V will be completed using the social studies textbook.  Sections VI through X will be completed using the following Internet sites:

           

            http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/stateknow

http://www.50states.com

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states

            http://www.eduplace.com/geonet/index.html

            http://www.theus50.com/

 

 

Power Point Slides:

1. Title Slide

·        Name of region

·        First and last names of group members

 

2. States and Capitals

·        List states and capitals in bulleted format

·        Map of region

 

3. Geography: Landforms and Features

·        Identify 3 landforms/features and write one fact pertaining to each

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

4. Geography: Bodies of Water

·        Identify 3 bodies of water and write one fact pertaining to each

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

5. Geography: Climate

·        Write 3 fact sentences describing the climate of the region

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

6. Natural Resources: Farming

·        Write 4 fact sentences discussing the major crops grown and livestock raised in the region

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

7. Natural Resources: Mining and Manufacturing

·        Write 4 fact sentences discussing the products manufactured and minerals and fuels mined in the region

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

8. History of the Region

·        Write 3 fact sentences identifying important historical events that took place in the region. 

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

9. Tourist Attractions

·        List 5 places people would like to visit in the region.  Be sure at least 3 of them are not “obvious” choices.

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

10. Fun Facts

·        List 5 “fun facts” about your region and include the web address where you found the information.

·        At least one image w/ address below it

 

Presentation: Each group will present their slide show to the class, with each student being responsible for teaching 2-3 of the slides.