One of our units recently in Social Studies was the Regions of Texas. It is an interesting thing to teach.
We started with this:
I was really surprised that my kids struggled with vocabulary terms like border, body of water, and states. It was eye opening to say the least. We had just begun talking about all this, so I guess they forgot quite a bit over the summer.
With the help of our textbook, a few videos I found on YouTube, and our journals, we recorded lots of facts about each of the 4 major regions of Texas. The last activity is pictured below. I traced, outlined, and cut our the regions of Texas for groups to label. They aren't perfect, but they worked hard.
Another group was in charge of labeling a full map with the bordering states, country, and body of water. I also wanted them to label the major rivers and cities.
Below is my back wall right now. Before we talked about the regions of Texas, we learned a little bit about the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
Here are some resources that I found:
Bill of Rights for journals
Comparison of the Texas and US Declarations partner research work with iPads
(Next year I will change the websites, the reading levels of these websites were too high)
Fun times! Do you know of any good resources I can use next year?