Spider maps are an excellent tool to help students organize facts in a systematic and visual manner. In this activity, students will research the natural resources of the Southeast and create a spider map to illustrate what they've learned. This project is a great way to introduce the unit or to check for a student's understanding at the end of it. It can also serve as a reference for later, when students have learned about each region of the United States and want to review!
Objective: Create a 3-5 cell spider map explaining the natural resources of the Southeast.
- Click “Start Assignment”.
- Write a natural resource in each heading.
- Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
- Write a short summary of each heading/natural resource in the space below the illustration.
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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.
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