US Regions Resources

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Please use the states for each region as named below. Although you may find different classifications for these regions while researching on the web, THESE will be the official regions for our class purposes.

The United States encompasses seven regions*:
(1) New England: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
(2) Middle Atlantic: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland
(3) Southeast/South: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida
(4) Midwest (also called North Central): Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
(5) Rocky Mountain/Mountain West: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada
(6) Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma
(7) Pacific West/Coast: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii

*as referenced in People in Time and Place: Comparing Regions, Silver Burdett & Ginn, 1991.


PART I: Complete the research packet about your assigned region. You may work together on this.
Use any of the following websites to help you fill in your worksheets.
http://www.factmonster.com/states.html
http://www.nashua.edu/novakc/Regions/region.htm
http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaGeography/UsaGeography.htm
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es
http://www.teachersfirst.com/share/states/index-net.html
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/state/index.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/4552/
http://usa.usembassy.de/travel-regions.htm
http://directory.google.com/Top/Regional/North_America/United_States/Regions/

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PART II: Create a travel brochure using Microsoft Publisher

1. Make sure you are logged in under your number!!!
2. Select one state from your assigned region, and design a travel brochure for that state. Be sure that your brochure is colorful and attractive so that it will encourage people to visit your region! Your brochure must include:
• the name of the state in big print on the front
• a picture on every panel of the brochure (for state outlines try http://www.50states.com/maps/)
• creative descriptions of at least TWO main tourist attractions, either natural or man-made (e.g., a canyon, a waterfall, an amusement park, or a historical site/park)
• a list of FIVE facts about your state (you get to choose)
• a list of web addresses for all the pictures you used (put this in small print)

Here is a template to get you started:















Teacher Resources
http://vbfriendslibrary.weebly.com/uploads/5/7/7/0/577022/states_pathfinder.pdf