The Midwest is mostly covered by flat land with excellent soil for growing crops. In the Midwest, one can find the Central Plains, the Great Plains, the Black Hills, and the Badlands. For this activity, students will research the geography of the Midwest and create an informative poster that includes geographical features, facts, and colorful illustrations.
You can find more travel poster templates to add to this assignment to give students a variety of choices for their poster!
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Common Core Standards
[ELA-Literacy/W/4/7] Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/7] Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
[ELA-Literacy/RI/4/10] By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Objective: Create a poster highlighting the geographical features of the Midwest.
- Click “Start assignment”.
- Using school resources, conduct research about the geography of the Midwest.
- Create a poster about Midwest geography, including facts and illustrations.
- Save and submit your storyboard.
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