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Social Studies

USA PACIFIC REGION


Indicator 1 and 2 Second Term, 2017
Seventh grade
Boston International School
Objective: To understand that the Pacific Region of the
United States has unique characteristics that make it special
and different to other regions.

Learning Objective: Describing and classifies information


related to the geography and people of the Pacific Region of
the United States.
BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE: I want to work for Jesus

Matthew 9:37
37 Then says he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is

plenteous, but the laborers are few;

Biblical Principle
Lets watch a video on the Pacific Region
Students will watch a video about the Pacific Region
http://www.schooltube.com/video/fbc7a4c2d9ee44b85
188/U.S.%20Geography:%20Pacific%20West%20Region

Then they are going to describe the different


characteristics of the Pacific Region that they learnt
from the video
Project:
Pretend you have a Travel Agency. You have to
choose one of the states from the USA Pacific
Region to create a "Family Vacation Package"
with some features of the state, churches to
attend and touristic places to visit. Make a
pamphlet with the information.
You have to prepare an oral presentation to
promote your "Vacation Package".

Group: 3 people
Due Date: May 19th, 2017
Pacific region
Geography of the Pacific Region
STATE CAPITAL
Alaska (AK) Juneau
Hawaii (HI) Honolulu
Washington (WA) Olympia
Oregon (OR) Salem
California (CA) Sacramento

THE WEST COAST STATES Washington


Oregon
California
CLIMATE They have mild climate because the
Pacific Ocean carries warm water and warm breezes from
the south, they also cause more rain to fall in Oregon and
Washington.

EARTHQUAKES
An Earthquake is a strong shaking of the ground. In the
USA, most of the earthquakes happen in the Pacific
Region.
ALASKA (AK)
It is the largest state in the United States.
To reach Alaska from the state of Washington, you have to
travel hundreds of miles north through Canada.
The northern Alaska is Tundra. This is the land that is too
cold for trees to grow. Not all Alaska is tundra, it is
warm in Southern Alaska for farmers to grow oats, barley
and potatoes.
HAWAII (HI)
It is farther west and farther south than any other state. It is
hundreds of miles out in the Pacific Ocean.
Hawaii is known for its mild, pleasant climate.
The islands of Hawaii were formed long time ago by
Volcanoes.
Volcanoes are openings in the crust of the Earth through
which melting rocks, dust, ash, and hot gases are thrown up.
The hot rock is called Lava. Millions of years ago,
volcanoes under the Pacific Ocean erupted (shot lava into
the air). The hardened lava formed the Hawaiian Islands.
Physiographic Features

Columbia River: Flows through Washington state and


forms the border between it and Oregon. The Columbia
river is the largest hydroelectric power producing river in
America.
Cascades Range
Coast Range

Note-taking activity:
http://mrnussbaum.com/united-states/west/
Homework:
Cut and paste the physical maps of the islands of Hawaii
and Alaska. Compare them and answer:
Suppose you were going to move to Alaska or Hawaii.
Which state would you choose? Explain your answer.
We will have a brainstorm to obtain the correct
answer for exercises presented.
http://quizlet.com/15914213/us-states-capitals-pacif
ic-region-flash-cards/
ALASKA
HAWAII
CALIFORNIA
OREGON
WASHINGTON
JESUS CHARACTER (Students daily life use, you can take the principle of the
month as your reference)
PRINCIPLE OF THE MONTH: Holiness

Song of the month: This is Amazing Grace


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFRjr_x-yxU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjXjkbODrro