Fourth graders research individual states and create reports and PowerPoint presentations based on their selected state. They also give an oral presentation.
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The 3-D Map Project
After choosing a continent or state, young geographers will draw outline maps and create a three-dimensional map of their chosen areas using flour and salt dough. This resource includes project guidelines, construction instructions, and...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson plan. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Rename That State!
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but can the same be said for a state? In this elementary geography lesson, students are assigned specific states to research using the information they find...
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Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Google Sites for State Research
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4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Not Another State Report, Again!
Students engage in the writing and performing research to create a State Report. They access the internet and other resources in order to gather information. The information is used as part of a series of sequential steps to put together...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History