Disney in Texas

Technology Infused Lesson

By Tim Van Etten and Lisa McIntire, 7th Grade Social Studies

Disney Wants to Bring Their Park to Texas.

Your task is to research the regions of Texas. You will explore the geography, climate, populations, resources and points of interest for each region. You will then chose an area for the new park and create a presentation to pitch to the Disney officials.

Students Will:

  • Research the four regions of Texas. They will look at the climate, population, resources, geography and points of interest for each region.
  • Use this information to decide what region would be the best place to put the Disney resort. They will need to give three reasons with evidence to support their choice.
  • To create a digital presentation and to pitch their idea to the class.

Hot Spots

8th Grade
  • 8.10A Locate places and regions of importance in the United States
  • 8.12A Identify economic differences among different regions of the United States

7th Grade
  • 7.9A Locate the Mountain and Basins, Great Plains, North Central Plains, and Coastal Plains regions in Texas
  • 7.9B Compare places and regions of Texas in terms of physical and human characteristics
  • 7.9C Analyze the effects of physical and human factors such as climate, weather, landforms, irrigation, transportation and communication on major events in Texas

Kilgo Vocab and Blooms

Locate - to identify or establish as being a particular person or thing; to find by searching, examining or experimenting.
  • Blooms: Analyzing where things are located on a map
Identify - to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing.
  • Blooms: Analyzing the characteristics of the regions
Compare - to examine in order to note similarities and differences
  • Blooms: Evaluating the regions
Analyze - to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.
  • Blooms: Evaluating the regions

Web Apps

Students will use Symbaloo to find websites that have been chosen for them.
Students will use Poplet to Colloaborate
Students will use Movie Maker to put their presentation together