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Middle Atlantic States
THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES UNIT features five nonfiction informational text lessons with engaging higher and lower level hands-on activities to provide students with an in-depth study of the five Middle Atlantic States (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.)
Students will explore the history of each Middle Atlantic state's first people, early explorers, famous colonists and leaders, early government, important battles and wars, and each state's journey to statehood.
In addition, every lesson in the Middle Atlantic States Unit has been professionally recorded with words and music. Set up a Listening Center for your reluctant readers or use the audio to enhance whole group instruction!
The Middle Atlantic States includes a balanced mix of lower and higher level hands-on activities that focus on:
- questions after each of the five lessons to assess informational text comprehension
- language skills activities to reinforce literacy in Social Studies
- thematic mapping skills to create a color-coded time zone map followed by analysis questions
- reference mapping skills using cardinal and intermediate directions to plot points of interest on a map
- reference mapping skills using lines of latitude and longitude, the equator, and the prime meridian to plot Middle Atlantic State parks and historical places of interest on a map
- learn about our National Anthem and answer thought-provoking discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking
- concept web and expository paragraph writing practice~we take students through the writing process
- 3D time line creation marking historical events in the Middle Atlantic States
- Middle Atlantic States vocabulary and states and capitals quizzes~context-appropriate glossary, grading rubrics, and answer pages included
The Middle Atlantic States is one of EIGHT titles in our US Regions Series. Purchase the Middle Atlantic States separately or save money by purchasing the entire US REGIONS BUNDLE.
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