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- Allie W., Student teacher
- East Stroudsburg, PA
National Landmarks Teacher Resources
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Students research one of the 50 states. In this United States instructional activity, each student lists all 50 states in alphabetical order and use National Geographic and the Internet to research one state of their choosing. Research will focus on environment, history, national landmarks, economics and manufacturing. Students present their finding to their peers, who then have to guess which state is being presented.
Responding to blog posts can increase written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and the use of social media as a means for discussion. Kids will compose a blog post in response to the provided article related to famous landmarks, particularly the Hollywood sign.
Second graders read and summarize information about the wagon train. For this wagon train lesson, 2nd graders complete a wordle. Students use the word wagon make an original flipbook. Students write original short scripts to describe the wagon train. Students build a wagon for the wagon train.
Young scholars explore how people viewed George Washington in the 19th Century. In this U.S. History lesson plan, students create a timeline of events during the Civil War, including government and court decisions. Following this activity, young scholars read archives of The Mount of Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union and complete several activities centered around this reading.
Help youngsters get to know their states and capitals, explore their own country, and study American symbolism. They take a "trip" across America collecting symbols, images, and information about each state as they go (through text and Internet research). Using their new knowledge, they create a new American flag incorporating at least three different state symbols. A really cool activity that can be modified to fit grades 4-6!
Students make an eco-friendly vehicle to help make transportation better for the environment. In this transportation lesson, students learn how transportation inventions are bad for the environment. They then see how engineers have tried to make eco-friendly transportation devices. In the end, they design their own eco-friendly transportation device.
Third graders familiarize themselves with the use of an atlas. In this mapping lesson students learn about the creation of the national anthem and 'America the Beautiful' Using the worksheet provided, 3rd graders map particular regions across America, using key facts provided about the regions, with an atlas.
Students go to the computer lab to engage in this thoughtful lesson plan on our national symbols. Students access the internet, and solve an on-line puzzle of a national symbol of freedom. The symbols are the Eagle, The Statue of Liberty, The Capitol Dome, The Great Seal, and the U.S. Flag. Both a pre and post-test on the symbols are embedded in the plan.
Second graders research the Kansas state capitol building. In this historical landmark lesson, 2nd graders explore the Kansas state capitol. Over three days students explore the Governor's office, Senate and House of Representatives, and historical art located at the capitol.