Southwest Region of the US: Early Beginnings - Closed Captioned
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Video Storyline: Let’s take a trip back in time to learn how the Southwest region came into being. We’ll look at the landforms, geography, natural resources, climate, history, and economy of the area. Students will gain an understanding of how the region became the place it is today.
Companion video to Southwest Region: Today
Video Length: 34:20 minutes
Learning Resources with this Video*
Quiz (Coming Soon)
Southwest State Study
Southwest Region – Video Breakdown
Draw A Scene – Southwest Region
Mapping the Southwest Region of the U.S.
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Topics Covered In This Video
States of the Southwest
Southwest Region of the US: Early Beginnings
Landforms and Bodies of Water
Print out or look at a map of the Southwest.
Identify landforms and bodies of water in the Southwest Region.
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