Geography - places and regions; Language Arts - persuasive discourse and reference skillsTarget Audience:
4th and 5th grade gifted and talented students reading above grade level; middle school students, 6th-8th reading at grade levelProject Goals:
A collaborative, four-week investigation of the regions of the United StatesLearner Outcomes:
Geography Standards: 4 - Understands the physical and human characteristics of place; 5 - Understands the concept of regions; 6- Understands that culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.Assessment of Students:
Language Arts Standards: 4 - Effectively gathers and uses information for research purposes; 11- Demonstrates competence in speaking and listening as tools for learning.
Students will be assessed through journal writing, performance via a presentation, a written product, a project rubric and self assessment.