Some of the most useful natural resources from the Southwest region are copper, sliver, iron, coal, and oil. The Southwest is the leading region in the raising of beef cattle and sheep. For this activity, students will create a 3-5 cell spider map that illustrates different natural resources from the Southwest. Spider maps are an excellent tool to help students organize facts in a systematic and visual manner. To differentiate, teachers may choose to give the students a certain number of cells to create, or have the students choose between 3, 4, and 5 cells.
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards
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Objective: Create a 3-5 cell spider map explaining the natural resources of the Southwest.
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