I love this project because it is so engaging for students in grades 3-8. Students select a state to research then present their findings using PowerPoint. This project packet provides everything you need to teach the use of the internet for 50 states research & PowerPoint for presenting including a link to an awesome 50 states research website!
In this project you will find:
Page 1: Student Handout with research questions & sample slide.
Page 2: Lesson Objective, NETS & Academic Standards addressed, assessment & technology skills required.
Page 3: Preparations & Procedures
Page 4: Rubric
National Education Technology Standards (NETS):
3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
Model Academic Social Studies:
A.4.2 Locate on a map or globe physical features such as continents, oceans, mountain ranges, and land forms, natural features such as resources, flora, and fauna; and human features such as cities, states, and national borders
A.4.5 Use atlases, databases, grid systems, charts, graphs, and maps to gather information about the local community, the United States, and the world
E.4.12 Give examples of important contributions made by United States citizens, and world citizens.
I hope this project helps you and your students learn more about the 50 states and have fun at the same time!