Alaska State History Research Project. This complete notebook unit is the perfect companion to your annual state studies. Your students will use the internet to research a variety of topics to include: economics, government, geography, politics, current events, higher education, weather, historical figures, Native Americans, state symbols and icons, historic timeline, state flag, folk songs, Westward Expansion, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution.
You'll also receive six EDITABLE pages (in PowerPoint) PLUS a pacing guide with discussion questions for each lesson!!!
Use this as an all-year resource or as a condensed unit! Mix and match the different sections according to your specific classroom needs.
This resource has been developed as a crossover lesson of language arts and social studies. History teachers will find this very useful in incorporating writing across the curriculum! English teachers will find this as a fun way to add relevant history to lessons on research methods. You’ll find writing prompts, poetry activities, letter writing, news research, and a few creative pages to keep your artistic students engaged!
Many of the pages are specific to your individual state, while others make for easy tie-ins from the national to state level (i.e. How did the Civil War/Industrial Revolution/Westward Expansion affect your state?)
How to organize: Have your students bring in either a folder with brads or a thin three-ring binder. Reserve a space on your shelves for easy reach all year long. These pages can also be shrunk down to use as interactive notebook inserts.
In this unit you will find:
State Poster with Established Date
State Symbols Poster (in Black and White AND in Full Color!)
Project Covers (in 4 Designs)
Map It (Landforms & Waterways)
City Search Map
West Region Map (with Abbreviation & Capitals)
Poems (Limerick & Personification)
Literary Elements Terms & Example Sheet (to Accompany Poetry Activities)
Local Recipe Sheet (Cooking with Apples)
Create a State-Themed Stamp
5 Facts About The Alaska Purchase and the History of Salmon Fishing; Vintage Photographs (Plus Generic Sheet for Any Subject)
State Government Figures (Governor, US Senators, US Representative, Adjutant General, State Fire Marshal)
Republicans vs. Democrats Venn Diagram
State Politics (Term Lengths, Political Affiliation, Political Majority vs. Minority)
Letter to Government Official
State Military Forces
Interview with Historic Figure
Create a Magazine Cover
Headlines of the Day
State Economy (Tax Collection, Debt vs. Revenue, Annual Spending)
Average Household Finances (of State Residents)
Guest Speaker Questions and Student Fill-In Sheet
Tourism Through the Seasons
An Overnight Getaway in My Town (Calculate Costs)
Oldest University in My State (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Average State Weather
A Closer Look (State Symbols, Population, Bordering States, Most populated City)
Who’s Who (James Wickersham, Elizabeth Peratrovich, and Soapy Smith)
State Historical Timeline
State Flag Analysis
5 State Themed Writing Prompts
American Folk Song Analysis
Westward Expansion Timeline (Louisiana Purchase, Oregon Trail, The Homestead Act, Lewis and Clark Expedition, The Pony Express, Transcontinental Railroad)
The Civil War
Industrial Revolution Inventions
BLANK GENERIC INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK FOR ANY NOVEL
100 LITERARY ELEMENTS WORD WALL POSTERS
THEMES OF MY LIFE COMPLETE NOTEBOOK PROJECT
PRESIDENT QUOTE POSTERS AND PROMPTS
WORLD GEOGRAPHY BROCHURE TEMPLATES MINI PROJECTS
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