Squaring Off the Regions

GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will calculate the size (square miles) of each of the U.S. geographical regions: West, Southwest, Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast, and will translate this into an understanding of relative size. Students will be able to identify important geographical features of different regions.
Author: 
Patricia Hutchinson
Grade Range: 
4-6
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
3: How to analyze the spatial organization of people places, and environments on Earth's surface
4: The physical and human characteristics of places