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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.)

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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.)

  • Artifact - An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest

  • On the next page, create the below chart (SIDEWAYS):

We will complete the Mountains and Basin Region together


Mountains and Basins Region - Images


Mountains and Basins Region - Characteristics

  • Westernmost part of the state of Texas

  • Contains both Texas national parks; Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend

  • Several mountain ranges

  • Much of the region is desert, with little rainfall

  • Plants include: cacti, mesquite trees and other dessert plants and flowers

  • Some mountains do get enough rainfall to support forests

  • Rio Grande is the key river in the region

  • Climate: hot days, cold nights; hot short summers and cold winters

  • Human characteristics: cattle, sheep and goat ranching; tourism to Parks

  • Cities include: El Paso, Van Horn, Ft. Davis, Marfa, Marathon, Alpine, Presidio


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)


Closure –

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)


Closure

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

Region Name

Mountains and Basins

Coastal Plain

North Central Plains

Great Plains


Thursday, Sept 4

Bell Ringer: Pick one of the 4 regions and think of 3 characteristics of that region


  • What are key “features” in a region?

  • - significant rivers

  • mountain ranges

  • escarpments

  • lakes

  • canyons

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


Closure-

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.

B

H

C

F

G

D

E

A


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


J

Map for Quiz

B

H

C

F

G

D

E

I

A


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