Regions of the U.S.


Project Instructions:

1. Your team will be responsible for completing the following tasks. Use this page to take notes, identify resources, and stay organized.

CHARACTERISTIC
QUESTION AND NOTES (include citation of where you got your information)
TASK
TEAM MEMBER
Location

Find/create a map of your location to be used in your project.
Who will be responsible for this task?



Sana
Landforms/Bodies of Water
What are the landforms/bodies of water that define your region?
How does your region's landforms/bodies of water affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that show the landforms.
Who will be responsible for this task?

The landforms are Badlands. Blackhills and Great Plains. The major bodies of water are Mississippi river, lake hev , lake Michigan, lake Erie and lake Huron.

Arjun
Climate
What is the climate of your region?
How does your region's climate affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows climate.
Who will be responsible for this task?

The Midwest region runs through the known summer,fall,winter and spring. In the summer the temperatures can get to
99 degrees F. In fall the max temp. will 60 degrees F. When it is winter it get as cold as -10 degrees degrees F. and in spring the weather is about 70 degrees F.
There is not many tornados in the midwest, so it is a good place for peole that can't put up with torandos.

Eric
Human Characteristics
What are the human characteristics of your region?
What is population density?
How do your region's population and human characteristics affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows population.
Who will be responsible for this task?

The population of Illinois is 12,869,257
The population of Indiana is 6,537,334
The population of Iowa is 3,074,186
The population of North Dakota is 699,628
The population of Michigan is 9,883,660
The population of Minnesota is 5,379,139
The population of Missouri is 6,021,988
The population of Ohio is 11,544,951
The population of South Dakota is 833,354
The population of Wisconsin is 5,726,398

Eric
Natural Resources
What are the natural resources found in your region?
How do your region's natural resources affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows the natural resources.
Who will be responsible for this task?

Rich fertile soil, Water from the great lakes and Forests that provide lumbers and wood.

Arjun
Economy
What are the goods and services produced and consumed in this region? What are the industries of the region?
How does your region's economy affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows the economic activity of your region.
Who will be responsible for this task?

the unemployment rate is right know at 8.9%.
Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012
Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012

Unemployment Rate: Michigan

Unemployment Rate for Michigan Link
The unemployment rate for Ohio is 6.7%.
Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012
Ohio monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012

Unemployment Rate: Ohio

Note: Recessions shown in gray
Unemployment Rate for Ohio Link
The unemployment rate for Illinois 7.8%.

Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012
Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012

Unemployment Rate: Illinois,

Note: Recessions shown in gray
Unemployment Rate for Illinois





Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012
Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2012





Unemployment Rate: Nebraska


Note: Recessions shown in gray

Unemployment Rate of Nebraska


Eric
Points of Interest
What are the major points of interest in your region?
How does your region's points of intere
st affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows the major points of interest in your region.
Who will be responsible for this task?

Badlands. Blackhills and Great Plains.

Arjun
Important People
Who are the important people that come from your region?
How do your region's important people affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows where the different people are from.
Who will be responsible for this task?

in soth Dakota there is rain in the face.
in south dakota there is Angie Dickinson.
in Illinois there is Miles Davis.
in Michigan there is Francis Ford Coppola.
in Wisconsin there is Vince Lombardi.
in Indiana there is Meg Cabot.
in Ohio there is Neil Armstrong
in Nebraska there is Willa Cather.
in Iowa there is Johnny Carson.
in Missouri there is Chuck Berry.
in Kansas there is Amelia Earhart.

Sana
Issues/Concerns
What issues or concerns do the people of your region hav
How do your region's issues/concerns affect the lives of the people living there?
Create a Cause and Effect chart that shows the issues and concerns of your region.
Who will be responsible for this task?

in kansas is Amelia Earhart and Dwight D. Eisenhower and Melissa Etheridge and Barry Sanders and in North Dakota is Angie Dickinson and Phil Jackson.

Sana
Other
What other questions does your group have?
How will you document your learning?
Who will be responsible for this task?

2. Once you have your tasks completed, your team will be responsible for creating a presentation to share your learning. You may choose from the following: power point , PhotoStory3, video, StopMotion video, poster, or any other project approved by your teacher.
3. After all teams have completed their presentations, each person will be responsible for creating a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast your region with someone else's region.
4. BIG QUESTION essay: How do other regions in the U.S. influence your life here in Michigan?