Social Studies

 
As part of our study of the United States, we will be touring each region to learn more about the various parts of our country.  We will take a train trip through the Northeast, a boat and bus tour of the Southeast, a Crop duster flight through the Midwest, a Big Rig tour of the Southwest and a study of the Pacific states by van and airplane.  With the use of our computers we will virtually visit many great sites in each of these regions.  Each region has its own page with links to some of the places we will be visiting.   We hope you will come back and visit often to see where in the U.S. we are. 


Social Studies Curriculum Year at a Glance

First Trimester

General Links for United States Study

Students will analyze the Northeast Region to determine how the history, natural resources, and landforms influence the culture and people of this region.

Understanding the Regions- an interactive map & activity

Interactive Landforms Map

Pushed, Pulled, Glued- learn more about the landforms of the U.S.

50 States Silly Toons- a fun song to help you learn the capitals and where the states are located

Mix and Match the States

Capital Venture- practice your state capitals (cool games site)

State Capitals games- (Sheppardware) LOTS of capital and state practice beginners up to experts.

Locate the state Drag and drop the states into their correct location on the map.

50 States.com a quick resource for basic information about a state you might be interested in.

Learning about the regions.- Take a look at each region, roll over the pictures to learn new facts and take a quick quiz at the end of our exploration.

Identify the states of the United States- click on the state to learn more about it.  Also includes links for games to practice each region.




Second Trimester

 Students will analyze the Southeast Region to determine how the history, natural resources, and landforms influence the culture and people of that region.

Students will analyze the Midwest Region to determine how the history, natural resources, and landforms influence the culture and people of our region.

 

Third Trimester

Students will analyze the Southwest and West Regions to determine how the history, natural resources, and landforms influence the culture and people of those regions.