The fourth grade study of Pennsylvania and the five regions of the United States are focused through these essential questions,
· How do physical features and geographic locations impact where and how people live?· How do diverse resources, economic and industries affect the progress and growth of aregion?
· How, when and why do people move?
· How do natural resources determine the development of industries in a region?
· What are the lessons that can be learned from current events?
Text Books:Harcourt, States and Regions*Book available online* It is an excellent source for reviewing and studying (or if a textbook is ever forgotten in school…). To access the site from home, go to: http://eharcourtschool.comuser name: sstudiespassword: u2m5MacMillian, McGraw Hill, Our PennsylvaniaTopics of Study Throughout The Year Include:- the state"s landforms and water forms- the state"s climate- the state"s region-Early Pennsylvanians-Colonial Pennsylvania-CanalsThe Regions of the United States:- The Northeast- The South- The Middle West- The West
Oregon Trail SimulationFun Games:MapsOtherCurrent EventsCheck out this fun site to learn more about our government and elections:Think you are a pro at US Geography and History? Try these interactive quizzes for the other locations/continents:
World Almanac For Kids - PA Facts http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/WAKI-ViewArticle.aspx?pin=wwwwak-430&article_id=776&chapter_id=15&chapter_title=United_States&article_title=Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Fact Monster http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108264.html- Pennsylvania Facts http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108264.html Pennsylvania Weather http://www.weatherhub.com/states/PA.htm Pennsylvania Facts and Trivia http://www.50states.com/facts/penn.htm Visitor Information http://www.visitpa.com/index.aspx PA 50 States Facts http://www.50states.com/pennsylv.htm PA Dutch Country http://www.padutchcountry.com/ Historical Philadelphia http://www.ushistory.org/tour/ PA Historical Commision http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/ PA Facts http://www.state.pa.us Hershey Park** please note all links are external websites, not operated by Council Rock School District