Grade 4: Northeast Region of the U.S. - Online Social Studies Lesson

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Grade 4: Northeast Region of the U.S.

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Video Storyline: Let’s take a trip back and forth in time to learn how the Northeast region became the place it is today. Along the way we’ll look at the natural resources, geography, history, and economy of the area to help us understand how the people and the places have developed over time.

Video Length: 37:05 minutes.

Learning Resources with this Video*

Quiz – PDF

Northeast State Study

Draw A Scene – Northeast Region

Mapping the Northeast Region of the U.S.

A Scene Through the Four Seasons

Northeast Region – City Spotlight

Northeast Region – Cloze Activity

Northeast Region – Video Breakdown

Universal Resources

National Standards 

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Topics Covered In This Video

Fun Facts About the Northeast Region

Natural Resources

Climate

Geography and Landforms

History of the Northeast Region

The Fur Trade

Early Economy

Early Settlers

Industrial Revolution

Growth of the Cities

Tour of the Larger Cities

State-by-State Tour and Highlights

Celebrations in the Northeast

Classroom Ideas 

Northeast Region of the U.S.

Landforms and Bodies of Water

Print out or look at a map of the Northeast.

Identify landforms and bodies of water in the Northeast Region.

 

Cloze Practice

A cloze piece has full sentences used in the virtual field trip with blanks where students can write in the information that is missing. This task requires close listening to the trip in order to complete it.

 

Art and Social Studies

Draw a scene from the video you just watched.

 

Create Quizzes

Students create a quiz based on the information presented for their peers. This can be used as a review for a test, or Jigsaw class activity where students are responsible for teaching other students assigned topics.

 

Visual Learning

Offer videos to struggling learners as another form of creating knowledge and accessing information.

 

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