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
What is the absolute/relative location of your region? What states are a part of your region? How does your region's location affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location to be used in your project.
Who will be responsible for this task?




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?



Gehrig
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.
Chloe




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?




Natural Resources
Texas has a rich supply of natural resources.The eastern part of the state is a productive farming region with fertile soil and ample rainfall.Where western Texas can be irrigated, it has huge grazing areas and valuable cropland. A small portion of the state is forested. The largest amount of timber is in eastern Texas, where the forested area stretches for 43 counties.
Find/create a map of your location that shows the natural resources.
Chloe




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.
Chole




Points of Interest
What are the major points of interest in your region?
How does your region's points of interest 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?




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.
Gehrig




Issues/Concerns
What issues or concerns do the people of your region have?
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?




Environment
What other questions does your group have?
How will you document your learning?
Chloe/Mila

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: powerpoint, 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?