Step 1: Review this map of the Midwest.
Do you notice how the capitals in Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and North and South Dakota all reside along a major river?
Now, look at Chicago. Although it is not a state capital, it is considered the "unofficial" capital of the Midwest. Can you guess the reason?
Step 2: Assignment: Read this site. It's dry and academic, but has good information. Simply click on the site.
Step 3: Watch the video. It's 2 minutes.
OPTIONAL: Read the blurb on the Midwest below. Simply click on the site.
OPTIONAL: Fun, Quick Quiz on Midwest below.
Now, Begin reading your book on pages 167-170. You will have an assignment due tomorrow about the Midwest, using the resources above and in your textbook.