A natural resource is something that occurs in nature and is used to make products that contribute to a region’s economy. Some of the natural resources in the West region are wood, salt, pineapples, potatoes, oil, and a variety of minerals. For this activity, students will create a 3-5 cell spider map that illustrates different natural resources from the West. 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.
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Objective: Create a 3-5 cell spider map explaining the natural resources of the West.
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards