But enough of that for now... We have a lot to do today! It is time to demonstrate your knowledge pertaining to the location of our 50 states! Try your best. Once finished, we will be heading to the cafeteria to pick up our Civics Workbooks and then answering some questions based on Physical Geography and the regions of our country. So prepare yourselves. We have a lot to do today!
Time to show what you know! Are you able to accurately pinpoint these 50 states? And yes, it is important. During Hurricane Katrina, NBC news found that nearly one-third of young Americans polled couldn’t locate Louisiana on a map and nearly half were unable to identify Mississippi. And these were the main states impacted by the hurricane!
Use this link to take the quiz.
Once you have finished the quiz, login to EdModo. There you will find an assignment on Physical Geography. Click on the map to answer the given questions. When finished, post your answers to Edmodo. You may work on this assignment while others are taking their quiz on the laptops.
On Edmodo, click on the National Geographic link an answer the five questions below. Be sure to use the map with the regions of the U.S. provided above.
Now that you have the basics of regional geography down, I would like you to explore regional geography from a more historical standpoint. Using the link below, explore the Library of Congress' map data base of various US regions. These maps are OLD! They show you what people thought the country looked like hundreds of years ago.
While exploring, think of the following questions:
- Why is the region divided like this?
- How has history impacted this region?
- What do you think our region will look like 100 years from now?