This week, students delved deeper into their study of U.S. geography. They learned that maps can show states grouped into geographic regions based on shared features, such as weather patterns. This week they explored states in the Northeast region.They were excited to locate their home state of New Jersey and noted the surrounding states that border it. As our geography unit progresses, students will be introduced to four additional U.S. regions: Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West. Students will also be applying map reading skills such as using a compass rose to describe the location of states on given maps. Ask your map explorer what he or she has discovered so far about maps!