To learn about the events that led to the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union.
1 class period
You can begin this lesson by reading with the class the background information about Alaska and Hawaii becoming the 49th and 50th states.
Next, class members participate in a fun contest to see how much they know about Alaska and Hawaii. Each student must decide which state is being described in a series of sentences. They will fill in the spaces beside each sentence with "A" for Alaska and "H" for Hawaii.
NOTE: I usually say to my kids that the ten students with the most correct answers are the winners of the contest.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.