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.
The Middle Atlantic States includes a balanced mix of lower and higher level hands-on activities that focus on:
- questions after each lesson – assessing informational text comprehension
- language skills activities – reinforcing literacy in Social Studies
- thematic mapping skills – creating a color-coded time zone map followed by analysis questions
- reference mapping skills – applying cardinal and intermediate directions to plot points of interest on a map
- reference mapping skills – using lines of latitude and longitude, equator, and prime meridian to plot places of interest on a map
- learn about our National Anthem – answering thought-provoking discussion questions stimulating critical thinking
- concept web and expository paragraph writing practice – utilizing the writing process
- 3D time line paper craft – marking historical events in the Middle Atlantic States
- vocabulary and states/capitals quizzes
Context-appropriate Glossary, Answer pages, and Grading Rubrics included!
The Middle Atlantic States is one of 8 titles in our US Regions Series. Purchase this unit separately or save money by purchasing the entire US REGIONS BUNDLE.
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