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60 resources with the keyterm illinois

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Illinois Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Illinois vocabulary words worksheet, students match Illinois vocabulary words to their descriptions. Students complete 10 matches.
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Places We Live

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
With a wonderful bibliography to support this lesson on Illinois, President Lincoln, and rural vs. urban settings, this activity is a motivating experience. The lesson begins with pupils exploring books, such as The Little House by...
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Illinois Outline Map

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this Illinois outline map instructional activity, students examine political boundaries of the state and the placement its capital city as well as its major cities. This map is not labeled.
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Illinois Acrostic Printable

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding Illinois using the letters ILLINOIS. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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The Underground Railroad in the I and M Canal Area

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss provocative statements about the Underground Railroad and form opinions. They locate and read a selection on the Internet that either supports of discredits their written opinions. They then read a speech by John Hossack.
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Evaluating an Illinois Earthquake

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars develop awareness of occurrences of earthquakes in Illinois and their past and potential future damage, and examine distribution of earthquakes in central U.S. regions.
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Lost Illinois History

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars discuss "The Trail of Tears," why it happened, what it is, and where it began and ended. They work in groups to complete a reading section and answer a series of questions then share the answers with the class. Students...
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Bats Migrate South

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the life of bats in Illinois. Using the internet, they research the history of the bat in Illinois and describe the way they find prey by using echolocation. They report their findings to the class and answer any...
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Bird Banter

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students listen to examples of common bird songs of birds found in Illinois. As a class, they discover the importance between the differences in songs and calls. They practice making their own bird calls and songs to end the lesson.
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Illinois Map

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this Illinois worksheet, students fill in a map of Illinois with its cities and attractions. Students fill in the map with as many major cities and attractions as they can find.
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Alphabetizing Places and Things in Illinois

For Students 4th
In this alphabetizing places and things in Illinois worksheet, 4th graders use the word bank at the bottom of the page and put ten words about Illinois in alphabetical order.
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ENTICEing Fun with Illinois Facts

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students participate in a multi-grade scavenger hunt. Using fun-fact cards, they answer questions based on Illinois. They record their answers in a journal and discuss any items they are unclear on.
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Illinois Endangered & Threatened Species

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify endangered and threatened species in Illinois. Using fact sheets, they explore why some species are more likely to be on the list than others. Using the internet, they research one species, note its adaptations and...
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Build Illinois

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners examine the history of the formation of Illinois. Traveling virtually between time periods, they describe each period and compare them with how Illinois is now. They work together to complete an activity and worksheet.
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Illinois Biodiversity

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the amount of biodiversity in the state of Illinois. They practice using new vocabulary and listening to stories about animals. After given time to reflect, they write their own haiku. They work together to create a...
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Illinois Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a scavenger hunt on a CD-ROM. Using the program, they discover which animals in Illinois are endangered and the types of animals living in their county. They classify the animals into class, families and phylum as well.
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Geology Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss information relating to Illinois geology. They examine top mineral resources in Illinois to find detailed information about geodes and where they can be found. Students complete geode lab to explore external...
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Rock River Watershed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover what a watershed is and which one they live in. Using the internet, they research why watersheds are important to an ecosystem and how to keep them from getting polluted. They use a map to locate various items within a...
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Aquatic Exotics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars identify and describe the aquatic exotic species found in Illinois. Using the internet, they research the species origins and discover their effects on native species in the area. They discuss how appropriate it is to...
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Where the Buffalo Roam

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore what life in the Chicago area was like hundreds of years ago. They discuss how settlers impacted the environment, and why there are no longer herds of buffalo in the Chicago area today. They read an article and...
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Soil Stories

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders collect and analyze soil samples and extrapolate the characteristics needed to support different types of plant life. They research different types of prairie soil and how it supports plant and animal life.
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4.5: Exploring Uses of Rocks & Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students, in pairs, use observation skills to identify objects from the past and present in our environment made of rocks and minerals of Illinois.
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Living Under the Illinois Black Codes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use the text of the Illinois Black Codes to examine the laws in place. Using this information, they draw their own conclusions about why the laws existed in a free state. They also identify the purpose of these laws and how they...
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John Jones and the Fight to Repeal the Black Laws

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine the role of John Jones and his fight to repeal the Black Laws of Illinois. Using the text of the law, they explore his reasoning for repealing the laws and the arguments he used to support his beliefs. They draw their own...