1. Total # of people
3. Density: # of people per square mile
a. urban (city) ___%
b. rural (country) ____%
5. Largest Cities
B.Ethnic Groups List groups with percents
C.Languages found in the state List major languages and percents
D.Special Groups found in the state
1. Region (NSEW)
2. Bordered by
b. other nations
c. Oceans, bordering lakes
B.Land regions and land forms
C.Bodies of water: rivers, lake, ocean, bays, gulfs
D.Plant and Animal life
1. Temperature:range, average, seasonal
2. Precipitation:rain, snow, humidity
3.Special Condition: blizzards, tornados, hurricanes
III.Economy (How People Make A Living)
A.Natural Resources (Forestry, Coal, Oil, etc.)
1. Crops (list leading crops)
2. Livestock (list leading animals raised)
IV.History (Paragraph form AND a Timeline)
B.European Exploration/Colonial Period
a part of the
D.Becoming a State
for writing an outline
qEach paragraph in your paper has a sub-topic.
qEach sub-topic describes the main idea for a paragraph.
qSupporting information and details for a sub-topic are listed under the sub-topic.
qEach piece of supporting information is listed separately.
qWhen supporting information is listed under a sub-topic, there are at least two pieces of information in the list. If there is only one piece of information to support a sub-topic, the information is included in the sub-topic.
conclusion summarizes the main idea of the outline.
a topic outline:
Each outline entry is a phrase with no punctuation at the end of the phrase.
qAll typing errors are corrected.
Elizabeth, and David Wright.The
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