Tuesday, Sept 2 Bell Ringer- Think of one interesting thing you know about Texas. Don’t write, we’ll discuss it. In your composition book. Add the next page “Unit 1” Include Vocabulary List - Region – an area of the earth with common characteristics (features, climate, vegetation, etc.)
Tuesday, Sept 2
Think of one interesting thing you know about Texas. Don’t write, we’ll discuss it.
We will complete the Mountains and Basin Region together
Mountains and Basins Region - Images
Mountains and Basins Region - Characteristics
Small Group Activity – Adding MR LIP foldable to your composition book.
M – Movement (travel from place to place and exchange of goods and services)
R – Region (similar physical characteristics and cultural traits)
L – Location (latitude and longitude, as well as relation to other places)
I – Interaction (people adapt to environment and people change environment)
P – Place (physical features and human features)
Complete MR LIP at home, if you have not already done so.
Wednesday, Sept 3
Bell Ringer – Tell me something you learned about the Mountains and Basin Region of Texas
Coastal Plains Region
North Central Plains Region
Great Plains Region
Now, work in pairs to complete your 4 regions chart using your textbook (pages 18-22)
On a piece of paper (not from your book) match the region name to the description.
Description to match to region name
Contains beaches, piney woods and prairie grass
Contains prairie grass, buttes, mesas, rolling hills and Ft. Worth
Contains Amarillo, Palo Duro Canyon and broad flat plains
Western-most part of state, dry desert, Big Bend and El Paso
Mountains and Basins
North Central Plains
Thursday, Sept 4
Bell Ringer: Pick one of the 4 regions and think of 3 characteristics of that region
Caprock Escarpment, Texas
Palo Duro Canyon
Amistad Dam on Rio Grande River @ Del Rio
Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park
Big Thicket National Preserve
Tyler State Park
Enchanted Rock State Park
Lake Sam Rayburn (largest lake completely in Texas)
Possum Kingdom Lake
Guadalupe Peak – highest point in Texas, 8,751 feet - in Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Texas Map Handout
On a piece of your paper (not in book), pick one region you would like to live in and write a 4 to 6 sentence paragraph on why you would want to live there.
Homework – study the maps in your composition book.
Friday, Sept. 5
Bell Ringer: on a piece of your paper, identify the locations or features on the map below.
Four Region Review – flip to your chart (approx. page 12 in your composition book)
Quiz – you may use your composition book to help you answer the questions.
No talking! (or automatic zero)
Sub-regions of Texas
Map for Quiz