Texas Geography Unit (8 TEKS-Aligned Lessons)

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Texas Geography is a TEKS-aligned 4th Grade Texas Resource with EIGHT COMPLETE Content-Based lessons of Nonfiction Informational Text that take students on a journey through the five Regions of the United States before bringing them home to Texas Regions, Texas Water Resources, and Texas Points of Interest.

We've packed Texas Geography with a balanced mix of engaging hands-on activities that 4th grade students need to learn about Texas Geography:

Questions after each of the 8 Texas lessons to assess Informational Text Comprehension
TEKS-aligned Language Skills after each lesson to foster Literacy in Social Studies
thought-provoking Discussion Questions to encourage Critical Thinking
Reference Mapping Skills: Cardinal and Intermediate Directions
Reference Mapping Skills: Latitude and Longitude
Reference Mapping Skills: Number and Letter Coordinates
Research Project to create a Texas Points of Interest Brochure. All materials included!
Texas Geography Vocabulary Quizzes

Texas Geography places a heavy emphasis on Mapping Skills. Each of the 8 lessons requires students to create Reference and Thematic maps based on Cardinal and Intermediate Directions, Latitude and Longitude, Number and Letter Coordinates, and Grid Systems:

Lesson 1: The Northeast Region (Cardinal/Intermediate directions; Latitude/Longitude)
Lesson 2: The Middle West Region (Number/Letter Coordinates; Grid Systems)
Lesson 3: The Southeast Region (Cardinal/Intermediate Directions)
Lesson 4: The Southwest Region (Latitude/Longitude)
Lesson 5: The West Region (Cardinal/Intermediate Directions; Number Coordinates)
Lesson 6: Texas Regions (Thematic Map)
Lesson 7: Texas Water Resources (Thematic Map)
Lesson 8: Texas Points of Interest (Reference Maps)

We've included a context-appropriate Texas Geography Glossary, Answer Pages, and Grading Rubrics for the higher level activities.

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Authors Victoria Smith and Amy Headley are veteran teachers in Arizona with more than 40 years of teaching experience between them. They formed Splash! Publications with a very simple goal: provide teachers with resources that can be used immediately. No lessons to plan, vocabulary words to define, or activities to create. Simply open these teacher resources and start teaching.

Each of their 60 + teacher-created resources has been classroom tested and contains complete lessons with measurable objectives and a balanced mix of lower and higher level activities that keep students asking for more! Created by Teachers. It Just Makes Sense.

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