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By Sandra Baird
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"How does the climate and geography affect the way people live and work in the Southeast?"


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Southeast Population Growth

Instructional Time: 50 minutes a day for 4 days

The teacher will teach the students how to use the software Timeliner. It will be an interactive lesson. This will be done by the use of a Mac and a LCD projector.
Students will research their assigned state's population growth using the internet.
Students will then create a timeline of the population of their state on Timeliner. The timeline will begin with the first year of census in that state and end in the year 2000.
They will work between Timeliner and their site on the internet to complete the activity.
Hot links are provided so that students can easily find the information needed.

Kenosha Unified School District Academic Content Standards
Information Literacy
Grade 4
Information Seeking
IL.4.1. Knows how to define the problem and identify the information need.
IL.4.1.A. Recognizes situations where information is needed to resolve a specific problem or question.
IL.4.1.B. Determines what information is already known about the problem or question.
IL.4.1.C. Determines what additional information is neede.
IL.4.2. Knows how to use a formal information seeking process.
IL.4.2.E. Recognizes different ways to organize information (e.g., outline, mapping, graphic organizers).
IL.4.3. Knows how to locate sources and find information within those sources.
IL.4.3.E. Uses the Internet to locate information.
Instructional Technology
Grade 3-5
Productivity Tools
IT.3-5.3. Knows how to use productivity software to organize, create and manipulate information.
IT.3-5.3.A. Uses a graphic organizer to construct outlines, webs, flowcharts or timelines.
IT.3-5.3.E. Imports, captures or manipulates graphics from a variety of sources to illustrate, enhance, or explain text.

1.State PopulationsWeb SiteHardware:
Internet Access
2.State timeline directionHandoutHardware:
Internet Access

timeline directions.cwk
3.Southeast Population Growth RubricWeb SiteHardware:

Method of Checking for Understanding:
Observations, Rubric/Checklist