South Carolina Regions Lesson Plans

 

 

Day 1:† Where Do I Live?

Grade/Subject: 3rd grade; South Carolina History

Time Frame:† 40 minutes

Objective:

†††† The students will be able to identify their location in this world as well as our state.

†††† The students will be able to identify the six regions of South Carolina.

Materials:

†††† Computer

†††† Television with the ability show PowerPoint from the computer

†††† Overhead

†††† Overhead transparency of Where Do I Live?

Overhead transparency of outline map of South Carolina

†††† Social Studies textbook with South Carolina Region map

†††† Pencil

†††† Crayons

†††† Paper or journal

†††† Blank outline map of South Carolina

Lesson Description:†

1.          Teacher will introduce lesson to students by asking them if they can name where they live starting with the planet, then continent, country, state, county, and city. Teacher will use overhead transparency to write down the studentís answers. (5 mins.)

2.        Teacher will show PowerPoint presentation on South Carolina Regions.† Teacher will show entire slide show and then go back to discuss each slide and take notes with students. (10 mins.)

3.        Teacher will review slide show this time to discuss the concepts.† The teacher will stop at slide 2 and discuss Where Do We Live with students.

4.        Teacher will copy the answers of Where Do We Live on overhead transparency while the students copy the information in their journals. (10 mins.)

5.        Teacher will review slide 3 with students.† Students will copy the six regions on the blank outline map in their journal.† Students will draw map key and color code the regions according to the major region they fall in (UpCountry, Midlands, LowCountry). Students will color the regions accordingly. (15 mins.)

Assessment:†

†††† The teacher will assess the students on their knowledge of where they live and the regions by collecting their journals and correcting them for accuracy.

†††† The teacher will also assess the students by having them complete a quiz on where they live and the regions in one week from the start of this lesson.

 

 

Day 2: South Carolina Regionsí Characterisitics

Grade/Subject: 3rd grade; South Carolina History

Time Frame: 45 minutes

Objective:†

The students will identify characteristics of the three major regions of South Carolina (the UpCountry, the Midlands, the LowCountry).

The students will create a poster of one of the three regions of South Carolina, identifying its important characteristics.

Materials:

Computer

†††† Television with the ability show PowerPoint from the computer

†††† Social Studies textbook

†††† Pencil

†††† Crayons

†††† Paper or journal

†††† Poster board

Lesson Description:

1.          Teacher and students will review PowerPoint slide show to identify characteristics of the three major regions of South Carolina ( UpCountry, Midlands, LowCountry).

2.        Teacher and students will discuss slides 4-11.†

3.        Teacher and students will take notes of characteristics of each region as each slide is presented.† (15 mins.)

4.        †Teacher will have students choose a partner and draw for one of the three regions to create a poster of. (20 mins.)

5.        Teacher will have each pair create a poster illustrating important characteristics of their chosen region.† The posters should have this criteria:

a.         title of region

b.        three important characteristics of the region displayed by drawings, magazine clippings, etc.

c.         characteristics should be labeled

d.        poster should be neat, and colorful

6.† Teacher will have students share their posters with the rest of the class.† (10 mins.)

Assessment:

†††† Teacher will assess students by collecting their journals and checking them for accuracy.

†††† Teacher will assess students by the accuracy and attractiveness of their region posters.

 

 

Day 3:† South Carolina Regions WebQuest

Grade/Subject: 3rd grade; South Carolina History

Time Frame:† 45 minutes to 1 hour

Objective:

1.                         The students will be able to identify characteristics of the three major regions of South Carolina (the UpCountry, the Midlands, the LowCountry).

2.                      The students will be able to participate in the South Carolina Regions webquest to complete a task.

3.                      The students will be able to create a brochure illustrating the important characteristics of the three major regions of South Carolina.

Materials:

Computer

†††† Television with the ability show PowerPoint from the computer

†††† Social Studies textbook

†††† Pencil

†††† Crayons

†††† Paper or journal

†††† White construction paper

Lesson Description:

1.          Teacher and students will review the three major regions of South Carolina by reviewing PowerPoint presentation.

2.        Teacher will use classroom television to show students how to assess the webpage where the webquest is found.† The teacher will also demonstrate how to assess the information on the regions by clicking on particular spots.

3.        Teacher and students will go to the computer lab so each student can have their own computer.†

4.        Teacher will monitor the students as they work on the webquest.† Students will follow these guidelines to complete the task.

1. First, be sure you have a pencil and a piece of paper to write notes of each region.

2. Second, click on each region name to visit characteristics of each region.† Be sure to write down 4 important and interesting characteristics of each region. You will include these characteristics on your brochure.

3. Finally, get a piece of white construction paper from your teacher and fold it into three equal parts.† Fold the paper as if a brochure would be folded.† The first flap of your brochure will be the cover page. Decorate it with symbols, and/or characteristics of South Carolina.† On the inside of this flap, show characteristics of the Up Country.† On the middle flap, illustrate the Midlands, and on the last flap illustrate the Low Country.† Donít forget to color the back of the last flap.† You want your brochure to be attractive so it can be chosen by the state.

††† 5.† Teacher and students will go back to the classroom to complete the brochure.

†††† 6.† Teacher will have students share their brochures with the rest of the class.

Assessment:

†††† Teacher will assess students on how well they maneuver through the webquest, as well as participation.

†††† Teacher will also assess students on the accuracy and attractiveness of their brochure.