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How Do Places Get Their Names?

Slippery Rock? Bird In Hand? Philadelphia? Every country, state, town, river and mountain was named by someone. While the focus of this lesson is how places in South Carolina were named, the skills taught are universal and the writing lead-ins are engaging. In addition, with a little research, the activities could be adapted to any state or area.

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Resource Details

Grade
8th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Year
2005
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