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Third Stop on the United States Region Tour: The Midwest

By Beth Newingham on February 17, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

After the second stop of our United States region tour, we pretend to travel on crop dusters in this region. We make stops in St Louis, Missouri; a farm town in Iowa; Dodge City, Kansas; Mount Rushmore in South Dakota; the Soo Locks and Ford Motor Company in Michigan; O'Hare International Airport and Wrigley Field in Chicago; and the Mall of America in Minnesota.

During a visit to Dodge City, students learn about cattle drives.  They pretend to work at a cowboy employment agency where they create "Help Wanted" signs advertising the many jobs that are necessary for a successful cattle drive.

During our stop at the Mall of America, students visit the mall's website to help them plan a shopping spree and check out the exciting attractions such as Nickelodeon Universe, Lego Land, Underwater Adventures, the Camp Snoopy amusement park, and many more.

View more photos and information about the Midwest Region tour on our classroom website. 

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