Mapping the Regions of Texas

Grade: 4th grade

Subject:  Social Studies

Topic: Mapping the Regions of Texas

Description:  Students will create a Google My Map with the four regions of Texas outlined.  Students will add layers to this map for natural landforms, climate, economic resources, and population.

Social Studies TEK:  4.6a, 4.6b, 4.7a, 4.7b, 4.7c, 4.8b, 4.8c

Technology TEK:  (3)  Research and information fluency. The student acquires and evaluates digital content. The student is expected to: (A)  use search strategies to access information to guide inquiry; (B)  use research skills to build a knowledge base regarding a topic, task, or assignment; and (C)  evaluate the usefulness of acquired digital content.

(4)  Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. The student applies critical-thinking skills to solve problems, guide research, and evaluate projects using digital tools and resources. The student is expected to: (A)  identify what is known and unknown and what needs to be known regarding a problem and explain the steps to solve the problem; (B)  evaluate the appropriateness of a digital tool to achieve the desired product; (C)  evaluate products prior to final submission; and (D)  collect, analyze, and represent data using tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, graphic organizers, charts, multimedia, simulations, models, and programming languages.

4Cs: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication

Resources: Lesson plan, Template of Map for Making a Copy

Device Type: Chromebook or Laptop

Suggested Apps:  Google My Maps

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