Midwest 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 Midwest region became the place it is today. Along the way we’ll look at the landforms, natural resources, history, and economy of the area to help us understand how the Midwest region became what it is today.
Companion video to Midwest Region: Today.
Video Length: 32:25 minutes.
Learning Resources with this Video*
Quizzes – PDF & Online
Midwest State Study
Midwest Region – Video Breakdown
Midwest Region – The Economy Cloze Worksheet
Draw A Scene – Midwest Region
Mapping the Midwest Region of the U.S.
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Topics Covered In This Video
Where is the Midwest?
States and Subregions
Plains, Rivers, Tributaries, Great Lakes
History of Midwest Transportation
Midwest Region of the US: Early Beginnings
Landforms and Bodies of Water
Print out or look at a map of the Midwest.
Identify landforms and bodies of water in the Midwest Region.
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