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Subject/Content Area:

Geography - places and regions; Language Arts - persuasive discourse and reference skills
Target Audience:
4th and 5th grade gifted and talented students reading above grade level; middle school students, 6th-8th reading at grade level
Project Goals:
A collaborative, four-week investigation of the regions of the United States
Learner Outcomes: Alignment with National Standards:
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.

Language Arts Standards: 4 - Effectively gathers and uses information for research purposes; 11- Demonstrates competence in speaking and listening as tools for learning.

Assessment of Students:
Students will be assessed through journal writing, performance via a presentation, a written product, a project rubric and self assessment.

Authors: Marie Bartolotta from Mill Street Elementary School and Sharon Gatz from Highlands Elementary School, Naperville, Illinois
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Last Updated: September 3, 1999