California, Here We Come! (An after state testing project)

Grade Levels
6th - 10th, Homeschool
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18 pages
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This project is designed to be an interdisciplinary project for the week(s) after End-of-Grade and/or State testing while students are still in school and need to be actively engaged. Students will begin in the US Capital of Washington, D.C. and will plan a driving route through each of the state capitals on their way to their final destination of Sacramento, California. Groups will keep track of how many miles they travel, how long the trip takes them (in days and hours), and the cost of gas, food, and hotel stays. Teachers should challenge the students to use the fewest resources possible in their journey!

Included in this packet are ideas for additional components to relate to English/Writing, Science, History, and College Planning, as well as ideas to alter the project for gifted or struggling students. Everything can be personalized to meet the needs of your classroom.

This project could be completed in one class such as Math or Geography), could be spread through all classes as long as the group members switch classes together, could be completed in the computer lab, or could be completed individually at home if necessary (for students in In-School Suspension, Out-of-School Suspension, or students not attending a field trip). This project should take students several hours to complete and possibly upwards of two weeks if taken seriously.

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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