West Region is made up of a wondrous display of nature’s beauty, from the
mountains to the beaches to the wildlife. This area is also home to the U.S.
Mint; the deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake; Yosemite Falls, which
is 13 times higher than Niagara Falls and Hollywood. Eleven states make up the
West. Those states are often divided into two smaller regions – the Mountain
states, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, and the Pacific
states, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. All five of the
Pacific states border the Pacific Ocean.
will be paired and create a PowerPoint presentation about a national park in the
West region. The PowerPoint should include five slides: facts, tourist
information, plant life particular to this park, animals particular to this park
and a map, which includes the location of the park.
will complete a National Park Student Activity
Sheet for their park.
2. After the
Activity sheet has been completed, the teacher will check it.
will be given a template of the five slides for
will input their information from the Activity Sheet into the appropriate
slides, using proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. The slides should be
well-organized, easy to read and interesting to the viewer.
presentations will be shared with the class and also displayed in the parent
waiting area during parent/teacher conferences.
States Kids' Pages
Postcards from America
States and Capitals
(Scroll down and look at the links on this page)
Books and Magazines
Northeast Region, Mystery State Series, The Education Center, TEC3716
The States and Their Symbols, Hilltop Books, Capstone Press
will be graded on the accuracy of the information on the Student Activity Sheet
for their park.
will be graded on organization, ease of reading and content of their slides.
will be given a presentation grade based on group member participation and
clarity of information.
West region is known for the number of national parks it has and their natural
beauty. These parks are in danger due to the increases in population, pollution
and lack of respect for their resources. How can your generation help in
preserving these parks for generations after you?
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