Southwest Region of the US: Today - Closed Captioned

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Video Storyline: Let’s take a tour of the Southwest region. We’ll explore many of its larger cities and see some of the features that make them each unique. Next, we’ll explore both the natural and manmade landmarks of the region, along with its famous people, food, and celebrations.

 Companion video to Southwest Region: Early Beginnings

 Video Length: 32:55 minutes

Learning Resources with this Video*


City Spotlight

Say It!

Southwest Region – Video Breakdown

Draw A Scene – Southwest Region

Universal Resources

National Standards 

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Topics Covered In This Video

Today’s Economy

Houston, TX

San Antonio, TX

Dallas, TX

Austin, TX

Fort Worth, TX

Amarillo, TX

El Paso, TX

Oklahoma City, OK

Tulsa, OK

Albuquerque, NM

Santa Fe, NM

Taos, NM

Phoenix, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Flagstaff, AZ

Natural Landmarks

Manmade Landmarks



People of the Southwest

Classroom Ideas 

Southwest Region of the  US: Today

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.


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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