Have your students travel this United States with this unit!
They will create their luggage that will be useful when they are U.S.A Information Specialists. You will provide them with a Travel Guide, Boarding Passes, and Note Cards for their adventure across the United States.
Included in this 120 page Unit:
Teacher Notes (Suggestions for Use of the Unit)
50 States Comprehension Read and Response Sheets
Passage written about each state in the country providing geographic, economic, historical information. Following each passage are 4-5 questions with space for students to respond by first revisiting the text. Passages great for use as morning work, warm-up activity, end-of-day activity, whole group, or small group.
Travel the Country Craftivity (All templates included)
Templates for the students to make their luggage. This luggage will hold their notes on each state they visit. (State flags are not included in pack because of copyright issues. Optional: Print these out for students to decorate the front of their luggage)
Help Wanted Poster (for U.S.A. Information Specialists)
Share this with your students before they embark on their adventure! Hang it in your classroom to get your students excited about their new jobs.
Reminds the students of what they do when they travel to each state and provides them with the state abbreviations which they will need to be successful.
Blank Travel Note Cards
Travel Note Cards with Picture Provided
These are two options given for activity around the room or hallway. Students can either draw their own picture of the state or have the picture provided for them and record information.
In order to have organized traveling of your students, provide them with these boarding passes. This will ensure that students are dispersed among the states and not all visiting the same few.
State Information Cards
Information card provided for each state with the passages on the comprehension sheets as well as additional quick facts. (Recommend hanging these around the room or hallway for students to visit on their trip.)
Extension: Comparing Two States
(Two Options: Using pictures & words)
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I was really worried when I first opened this and thought "My 2nd grades cannot read this independently!". But, having looked through it all, I really like the state facts at the end because I can print and laminate them, and have my stduents work in partners (high/low). Most of my class will not be able to read any of the information independently. I think maybe this is not so appropriate for 2nd grade. But I'm going to make it work. I think it is better suited to 3rd and up. You did a good job!
I am sorry that this pack was too difficult for your students to work independently on. When I chose grade levels for what I create, I take into consideration the varied levels of student readability. For instance, the students in my 2nd grade class were able to successfully work on these activities. Because I realized that the readability of students varies greatly from county to county and state to state, I made sure that I included a detailed preview to allow possible buyers to know what to expect in the passages.