Regions of the U.S.Overarching question: What are the five major regions of the United States, and how do the history, geography, and economics of each region affect the others?

Project Instructions:

1. Your team will be responsible for completing the following tasks. Use this page to take notes, identify resources, and stay organized.

CHARACTERISTIC
QUESTION AND NOTES (include citation of where you got your information)
TASK
Location
What is the absolute/relative location of your region? What states are a part of your region? How does your region's location affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location to be used in your project.

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Landforms/Bodies of Water
What are the landforms/bodies of water that define your region?
How does your region's landforms/bodies of water affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that show the landforms.

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Climate
What is the climate of your region?
How does your region's climate affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows climate.

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Human Characteristics
What are the human characteristics of your region?
What is population density?
How do your region's population and human characteristics affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows population.

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Natural Resources
What are the natural resources found in your region?
How do your region's natural resources affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows the natural resources.

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Economy
What are the goods and services produced and consumed in this region? What are the industries of the region?
How does your region's economy affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows the economic activity of your region.



Points of Interest
What are the major points of interest in your region?
How does your region's points of interest affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows the major points of interest in your region.

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Important People
Who are the important people that come from your region?
How do your region's important people affect the lives of the people living there?
Find/create a map of your location that shows where the different people are from.

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Issues/Concerns
What issues or concerns do the people of your region have?
How do your region's issues/concerns affect the lives of the people living there?
Create a Cause and Effect chart that shows the issues and concerns of your region.

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Other
What other questions does your group have?
How will you document your learning?

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2. Once you have your tasks completed, your team will be responsible for creating a presentation to share your learning. You may choose from the following: powerpoint, PhotoStory3, video, StopMotion video, poster, or any other project approved by your teacher.
3. After all teams have completed their presentations, each person will be responsible for creating a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast your region with the Midwest region.
4. BIG QUESTION essay: How do other regions in the U.S. influence your life here in Michigan?