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Fifth graders create a digital scrapbook depicting the life and journey of an immigrant to the United States. Individuals will use the internet as a tool to research immigration in the U.S., and videos and guest speakers help students better understand the journey of an immigrant.
Students research, discuss and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They pretend that they have just purchased farms in specific parts of the United States and investigate that region's weather and climate in order to maximize the chances that their farms succeed.
Students examine the benefits and the challenges Alaska has presented to the United States. They research what the government and the people of the United States considered at the time of the purchase of Alaska in order to debate the issue. For the debate, they assume roles of actual public figures from the period.
Students read and discuss information regarding George Washington Carver and how the peanut became cultivated in the southern colonies of the United States. In this George Washington Carver lesson, students develop vocabulary that relates to the cultivation of the peanut and its origin. Students then soak shelled raw peanuts and plant them while observing changes.
Students identify and understand the significant cultural traits described by the author. They discover how the concepts of time and punctuality can differ markedly in the United States and another country and determine that In some cultures, social obligations and relationships may be more important than work-related responsibilities.
Students consider the immensity of the the task the author undertook to learn Chinese. They examine the rigors involved in learning another language-particularly one as notoriously difficult as Chinese and compare aspects of Chinese culture, such as teaching style and treatment of foreigners, with those in the United States.
Students explore geography by researching the Internet in class. In this United States locations lesson, students examine maps on the Internet of the U.S. and complete several map labeling activities. Students explore topography of the United States as well as populations.
In this social studies learning exercise, students begin to organize information about the Midwest Region of the United States. Students fill out a KWL chart about what they already know, want to know and have learned. There is also a blank Venn diagram to compare and contrast the Midwest with other regions.
George Washington and the new nation of the United States of America faced many problems in their inaugural years. Use this activity as a straightforward approach to learning about the reasons the country was experiencing a lack of unity, the status of their economy and foreign relations, and some of the congressional actions in the president's first term.
Your learners practice writing ideas on paper and logically presenting them in an organized manner. They brainstorm ways to write down ideas while creating a travelogue about a particular U.S. geographic region. When they present completed work to the rest of the class, help them compare and contrast spoken and written forms.
Middle schoolers examine the origin of the people that settled in the United States. In this United States History lesson, students work in small groups to complete several activities that explore early settlement, such as a worksheet, a writing prompt and creating a map and atlas.
In this home-school United States map worksheet, students work with a family partner as they study a map of the United States. They talk about the states they have visited, play a game by giving each other clues about states, and write about states of different sizes and locations. They receive Internet links for web sites to use with the activity.