Geography – Regions of the U.S. – Northeast Region – Informational Text and Worksheets

This is the first part of a growing set of U.S. Geography resources that I creating and offering on my website CHSH-Teach and TPT…

Geography – Regions of the U.S. – Northeast Region – Informational Text and Worksheets

This Regions of the U.S. Geography resource is centered on the Northeast Region and contains textbook style informational text and related student worksheets with answer keys. Students will enjoy learning about this region studying the categories of

  • Land and Water
  • Climate
  • Products and Natural Resources
  • Landmarks
  • Culture and Food

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The informational text worksheets begin with an anticipation activity section followed by questions that students will answer about each category. The last is a fun ‘unscramble’ the state names worksheet.

Because the United States can be divided up into different regions, I’ve designed this resource to follow the regions as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The resource shows the states in the Northeast as being Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

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Learning about the U.S.A. – State Birds –

Why does each state in the U.S. have a state bird, a state flower or other state selected ‘thing’? As a teacher, I was once asked this very question. I didn’t know the answer but I went looking. This is what I found…It is done to instill a sense of local state pride and patriotism and is a holdover from the early days when states were almost independent countries.

So why have a study on ‘State Birds’? My answer: For the wide range of learning that will occur during such a study! That is why I’ve created a MEGA Bundle of materials designed to provide students with a creative way, an inspiring way, to study ‘State Birds’…

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As they are completing their studies, students will exercise valuable skills such as…

  • researching
  • reading to comprehend informational text
  • organizing information
  • disseminating information

They will also be completing a cross-curricular study combining the following…

  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Geography

This BUNDLE contains over 700+ pages and covers all 50 states and more…

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Each state has 14 pages designed for students to write, draw and express what they are learning and/or have learned throughout their studies.

** Cross-curricular learning at it’s best. ** ​

Language Arts: reading, research and writing (Students will be expected to search out informational text to learn about each state bird. Multiple pages are giving for students to report what they have learned. Some pages include sections for drawing. Also included: Pages designed to be used for different age groups.)

Science: Scientific classification (A page is included for each state to list the Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species. Also a full coloring page is included if you’d like students to label the parts of each bird.)

Social Studies: Geography (2 map pages – One to identify the state and one for students to show everywhere in the U.S. the bird lives as well as any migration)

** Designed for multiple levels **

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Circulatory System for Kids

Planning a study on the human circulatory system? Let CHSH-Teach.com help!

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The Circulatory System 

The circulatory system is a vast network of organs and vessels that is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, hormones, oxygen and other gases to and from cells. Without the circulatory system, the body would not be able to fight disease or maintain a stable internal environment — such as proper temperature and pH — known as homeostasis. Circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system, as simply a highway for blood, it is made up of three independent systems that work together: the heart (cardiovascular); lungs (pulmonary); and arteries, veins, coronary and portal vessels (systemic) In the average human, about 2,000 gallons (7,572 liters) of blood travel daily through about 60,000 miles (96,560 kilometers) of blood vessels. An average adult has 5 to 6 quarts (4.7 to 5.6 liters) of blood, which is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. In addition to blood, the circulatory system moves lymph, which is a clear fluid that helps rid the body of unwanted material. The heart, blood, and blood vessels make up the cardiovascular component of the circulatory system. It includes the pulmonary circulation, a “loop” through the lungs where blood is oxygenated. It also incorporates the systemic circulation, which runs through the rest of the body to provide oxygenated blood.

The Heart 

The heart, is defined as a pump that is responsible for the continuous blood flow through the blood vessels. This vital organ is the size of a human fist, and is lies in the middle of the chest and slightly towards the left of the breastbone. The heart is enclosed in the pericardium which is a double layer, and it is protected by the rib cage. Basically, our blood is pumped through a network of vessels that is approximately 75,000 miles, and the excess body fat increases the workload of the heart by adding about 200 miles of capillaries. A mature heart pumps an average of 4,000 gallons a day.

The human heart has four pumping chambers the two located at the upper region are called auricles (also called atriums) and the other two are located further down, are called ventricles. Blood flows from large veins into the auricles, which contract to force it into the ventricles. When the ventricles contract, blood is involuntary push out though large arteries to commence its journey. The two auricles are separated by a divider called a septum, as are two ventricles, so the two heart is essentially a dual pump, with the left and right sides forming completely distinct blood pathways. The right side of the heart takes blood from the body and pumps into the lungs. Blood moves from the right side of the heart to the lungs through the pulmonary arteries. The left side takes the blood from the lungs, and pumps it directly to the body. Valves in the heart and veins avoid blood from moving in the wrong direction as the organ alternately pumps and relaxes.

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Blood Vessels

System of blood vessels includes arteries, veins and capillaries. The arteries transport blood away from the heart and veins bring blood toward the heart. Blood moves from the right side of the heart to the lungs through pulmonary arteries and returns to the left side of the heart through the pulmonary veins. The left side of the heart pumps blood into an artery aorta this leads other arteries like highways. Capillaries are the smallest of the blood vessels are at the end of the supply line they receive and distribute the goods. Capillary walls are so thin that molecules of oxygen and nutrients pass right through into the cells and molecules of carbon dioxide and other waste products pass from the cells into the blood. Then when is through with the delivery and taking on a new load of waste products blood flows into tiny veins in turn lead to larger veins on the return trip to the heart.

Blood

The blood consists of a liquid called plasma, solid material, red cells, white cells, and platelets.

Plasma

This brings nutrients to the cells and carries away waste materials. It contains hormones this control many activities in the body and fibrinogen helps the blood to clot.

Plasma is just a liquid portion within our body blood, as we know this is something that can be donated and it reproduces itself as the days go by.

Red Blood Cells

Are the most abundant solid material in human blood with about 5 million of them in each milliliter. Red blood cells pick up oxygen from the lungs and deliver it to the cells of the body and is exchanged for carbon dioxide then return the carbon dioxide to the lungs to be exhaled. The blood gets its red color from an iron compound called hemoglobin is contained in the red blood cells and which is responsible for their ability to transport oxygen. Each red blood cell has a life span of about 120 days. During that time, they make approximately 75,000 round trips from the heart to other parts of the body. Also, Red blood cells can be located in marrow, within the hallow bones.

White Blood Cells

Are larger but much less numerous than red blood cells. Colorless and spherical in shape, irregular protrusions, and defend the body against infection and disease. White blood cells (WBCs), also called leukocytes or leucocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders.

Platelets

Are colorless, irregularly shaped, and even smaller than the red blood cells. It give off a chemical that reacts with fibrinogen in plasma to cause clotting when exposed to the air at a wound site.

Lymphatic System

Works very close with the circulatory system of the blood. As blood moves through capillaries around the body cells white blood cells pass through the capillary walls and move among the cells collecting harmful bacteria and other disease-causing organisms. Some of the blood plasma seeps through also flows freely among the cells bathing them with nutrients and picking up waste materials some white cells go along with other matter in the plasma.

Lymph Nodes

The nodes it is a concentration of white blood cells that kill harmful bacteria that might have been picked up from the cells by the lymph. The lymph is filtered and purified before being returned to the blood.

Respiratory System

Is to supply the body with oxygen and to discard carbon dioxide which is product of cells. Blood transports oxygen from the lungs to the cells of the body and transport carbon dioxide back to the lungs to be exhaled.

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The Mayflower – A Unit Study

Although this unit was designed to be used at Thanksgiving, you can use this unit at any time!

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The Mayflower – A Thematic Unit

Includes:

  • KWL (Mayflower and the Journey to the New World
  • The Mayflower ‘Before the Pilgrims (Reading Comprehension)
  • Detailed list of the Mayflower’s Crew
  • Crew ‘Titles/Duties’ Worksheet
  • Mayflower Diagram (Labeled and Explained)
  • Parts of the Mayflower Worksheet
  • Instruments used aboard the Mayflower Worksheet
  • Mayflower Activity Classroom Activity
  • Farewell Letter of Pastor John Robinson (Written tot he passengers prior to the departure from England)
  • Vocabulary Work
  • Mayflower Passenger List
  • Informational Reading: Food and Life aboard the Mayflower, Storms Endured
  • Provisions above the Mayflower
  • 1st Person Narrative Worksheet
  • Map Work
  • Pilgrim Fact Cards
  • Unit Questions
  • Mayflower Model Template
  • Coloring Page
  • Fun related questions

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