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THE SOUTHEAST STATES UNIT features 12 nonfiction informational text lessons with engaging higher and lower level hands-on activities to provide students with an in-depth study of the 12 Southeast States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.)
Students will explore the history of each Southeast 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 Southeast 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 Southeast States includes a balanced mix of lower and higher level hands-on activities that focus on:
- questions after each of the 12 lessons to assess informational text comprehension
- language skills activities that foster literacy in Social Studies
- primary and secondary source differentiation and research projects
- journal writing activities with pre-writing questions to help guide students through the creative writing process
- concept web and KWLH chart followed by expository writing practice~we take students through the writing process
- reference mapping skills utilizing number pairs to plot points on a coordinate grid
- reference mapping skills using cardinal and intermediate directions to plot historical points of interest on a Southeast States map
- grid math activities using number and letter pairs to solve a mystery puzzle
- written proposal to the king from an explorer's point of view in hopes of embarking on a voyage to discover new lands~pre-writing questions and proposal outlines included
- Southeast States vocabulary and states and capitals quizzes~context-appropriate glossary, grading rubrics, and answer pages included
The Southeast States is one of EIGHT titles in our US Regions Series. Purchase the Southeast States separately or save money by purchasing the entire US REGIONS BUNDLE.
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