Social Studies Alive! Regions of our Country
In Social Studies Alive! Regions of Our Country, students actively develop key mapping skills and take simulated tours of key sites in the different regions of our country. They will study geography on topics such as climate, natural resources, and bodies of water and learn about the importance of these key geographical influences. The students will study of people and our country from the perspective of an economist, an historian, a geographer, and a political scientist.
Chapter 1: Discovering the Social Sciences
Chapter 2: Exploring Regions of The United States
Chapter 3: The Peopling of The United States
Chapter 4: A Train Tour of The Northeast
Chapter 5: Population Density and Life in the Northeast
Chapter 6: A Boat and Bus Tour of The Southeast
Chapter 7: The Effects of Geography on Life in The Southeast
Chapter 8: A Crop Duster Tour of The Midwest
Chapter 9: Agricultural Changes in The Midwest
Chapter 10: A Big Rig Tour of The Southwest
Chapter 11: A Case Study In Water Use: The Colorado River
Chapter 12: A Van and Airplane Tour of The West
Chapter 13: Cities of The West
We will learn about Illinois’ geography, history, government, and economy.