America's Land

Day 1 - Physical Processes

  1. Go over Vocabulary Cards http://www.eduplace.com/ss/socsci/books/content/vocab/hmss_tn_vc_4_01.pdf
    Vocabulary for 1-1
    erosion
    tectonic plate
    landform
    region
    plains
  2. Read Houghton Mifflin Social Studies pages 6-7.

     
    Experiment (peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to illustrate tectonic plate movement)
    http://www.thegreenfrognews.com/Downloads/Earthquakes.pdf
  3. Have students illustrate processes that change land:
  1. United Streaming Earthquakes (3:16)
  2. United Streaming Volcanoes (04:41)
  3. United Streaming Downpours (04:31)

Regions

  1. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies pages 8-9
  2. Interactive Map of US http://www.eduplace.com/kids/socsci/books/applications/imaps/maps/g5s_u1/index.html
  3. United Streaming Geography of the USA (19:00)
  4. Color a US map by regions. Make a map key labeling the regions. http://www.eduplace.com/ss/socsci/books/content/maps/B_us_regi.pdf

Day 2 - Tennessee's Geography

  1. Vocabulary Cards http://www.eduplace.com/ss/socsci/books/content/vocab/hmss_tn_vc_4_01.pdf
    Vocabulary for 1-2
    plateau
    rim
    flood plain
  2. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies pages 10-11
  3. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies pages 12-13 (Review of map skills)
  4. Make a salt dough map of Tennessee.  http://www.eduplace.com/ss/socsci/books/content/maps/tn_e1_physical.pdf


    Include the following

  5. Using the maps the students made ask to find features using north, south, east, and west directions.

Day 3 - Three Grand Divisions

  1. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies pages 14-19
  2. United Streaming Activities & Fun in Tennessee (01:13)
  3. Practice Book Summary:  Tennessee's Land
  4. Have students name facts about each region while making a class list on the SmartBoard comparing the three grand divisions.





     
    East Tennessee Middle Tennessee West Tennessee
    Unaka and Great Smoky Mountains
    (national park)
    Valley and Ridge
    (deep valleys between wooded ridges)
    Cumberland Plateau
    (sharp valley and deep ridges with farming and coal-mines)
    Highland Rim
    (many ridges, valleys, sinkholes, and caves - not good for farming)
    Nashville Basin
    Nashville Basin (good soil for growing crops, many factories, state government)
    Gulf Coastal Plain
    (best farmland - Memphis biggest city in Tennessee)
    Mississippi Flood Plain
    (thin strip of land along Mississippi River, rich soil good for growing soybeans)

Day 4 People and the Land

  1. Go over Vocabulary Cards http://www.eduplace.com/ss/socsci/books/content/vocab/hmss_tn_vc_4_01.pdf
    Vocabulary for 1-3
    pollution
  2. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies pages 20-23
  3. Discuss Agriculture in Tennessee     Agricultural Products in Tennessee
  4. Have students make a bar graphs from agricultural information Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold using the Create a Graph website http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/.

Day 5 Review

  1. Review landforms by having students make a landform out of modeling clay.

    plateau

    glacier


    canyon
  2.  

mountain


lake
  1. Study Guide
  2. Houghton Mifflin Social Studies pages 24-25
  3. Test