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Activity Overview


The geography of the West is extremely diverse. With 4 major mountain ranges, 2 major deserts, a beautiful coastline, and even a rainforest, it is like no other region in the United States. Because of its geographic location, the West has experienced earthquakes and even volcano eruptions! Students will research the geography of the West and create an informative poster that includes geographical features, facts, and colorful illustrations.

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Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a poster highlighting the geographical features of the West.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start assignment”.
  2. Using school resources, conduct research about the geography of the West.
  3. Create a poster about Western geography, including facts and illustrations.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

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.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/A] Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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