US REGIONS PROJECT 2020
Your job is to learn about one of the regions of the United States and create products that will help others understand and appreciate the diverse environments, cultures, foods, and resources that help to make the United States a truly exceptional country. Your team of students will create a variety of products that include the following items.
Map of the region
You should include a map that shows where your region is located and what states are part of the region you are investigating. Additionally, you should include a minimum of 3 landforms found in the region on your map.
The climate of the region
Your product(s) should contain information about the climate of the region. Climate is the weather of a region over time—meaning not what one day’s temperature is but rather what the “normal” or “average” weather is during the seasons of the year.
Industry and economics
Each of the regions of the United States provides the people who live there with ways to make money. Sometimes, the people use the natural resources found in a region (such as trees) as a way to make money, sometimes the people have jobs that are not dependent on resources (such as working in technology) in order for a job to exist in that part of the U.S. Your product(s) should include at least 3 major forms of income for people that live there.
Traveling Points of Interest
Identify at least 5 points of interest for travelers to your region. Your “travel points” section should include a brief summary describing the attractions you recommend seeing and at least one picture of the point of interest.
You are going to pretend that you have already traveled to the region and write a three of four-day travel journal entry describing what you saw and did that day. Each person in your group should write one day’s journal entry—if you have 3 people in your group you need three journal entries, if you have 4 people in your group you need four entries.
An artifact that represents the region
Research some objects the region is known for and select at least one as a symbol/representation for that region to include in your product. You will add at least one picture of the artifact (unless it is a 3-D model) along with a short description of the object.
Research foods from your region (something that area is known for) and select at least one for your product. You will find a good picture of the food item and craft a short description of the object. You can include a recipe to make this page more meaningful to the reader! If you want to make a model of the food or actually bring in a sample of the food that would be great!
Each of the regions has landforms that are interesting and your job is to find at least one landform that can be found in your region. This landform can be any natural feature such as a lake, plateau, volcano, canyon, or ocean. Include a good picture of the landform and a one-paragraph description of the landform. You can have more than one landform to make your product even more interesting.
Most people need to live on some kind of budget—for this project, you are one of those people. Your team will have a budget of $3000 for your virtual trip. You should create a spreadsheet that lists the costs for your trip and shows a running-record of your total remain money.
US REGIONS PROJECT--STATES IN EACH REGION
Note: There are several ways to create “regions” in the United States and this is just one way. Alaska and Hawaii are not included in this list
New England Region
Middle Atlantic Region
US REGIONS WEB PAGE CHECK-LIST
Use this sheet to determine (figure out) what you need for your project. You can add MORE items to improve your grade
Group Member Names:
Colorful map of the region (hopefully with capital cities and major landforms indicated)
Identify at least 5 travel points of interest for the region
A written paragraph or two about the climate of the region
A written paragraph or two about the industry and/or economics of the region (meaning the MAIN WAYS people make money in that region)
Journal—1 entry per team member describing a day you spent on your simulated trip (remember--you are PRETENDING you actually traveled to this location--what did you do and see that day?)
A physical object and a written description of one artifact that represents the region
A physical object and a written description of one food that represents the region
Image and a written description of several major landforms from the region