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Grade 4 Academic Standards

4.2.3 Explain how people create regions using common geographic characteristics.  

A. Identify and describe the major physical, cultural, and economic regions of the United States, comparing one's own region to the other regions.

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Jamie J. Patton and Richard A. Marston, "Great Plains"
John Milbauer, "Cultural Regions"

Additional Resources

"Traditional Regions of the United States," Encyclopedia Britannica
"United States Regions," National Geographic

B. Explain how and why regions change over time by comparing regions in the past with life in the same regions in the present.

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Robert L. Brooks, "Paleoenvironment"
Robert L. Brooks, "Prehistoric Native Peoples"

Additional Resources

Edward L. Ayers, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Stephen Nissenbaum, and Peter S. Onuf, All Over the Map: Rethinking American Regions(Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1996)
Michael Bradshaw, Regions and Regionalism in the United States (London: Macmillan International Higher Education, 1988)
David Wood, "The Evolution of Places & Regions in the United States"

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