Midwest Region of the U.S: Today
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Video Storyline: Let’s take a tour of the Midwest region. We’ll explore many of its larger cities and see some of the features that make them each unique. Then we’ll explore the landmarks of the Midwest, both the natural and the manmade.
Companion video to Midwest Region: Early Beginnings.
Video Length: 21:04 minutes.
Learning Resources with this Video*
Quizzes – PDF & Online
Midwest Region – City Spotlight
Midwest Region of the U.S. – Video Breakdown
Who’s Who in the Midwest
Draw A Scene – Midwest Region
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Topics Covered In This Video
The Midwest in the 21st Century
Cities of the Midwest:
Landmarks of the Midwest:
Badlands National Park
Cave of the Mounds
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Mall of America
The Enchanted Highway
Midwest Region of the U.S.
Landforms and Bodies of Water
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Identify landforms and bodies of water in the Midwest Region.
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