This is a digital interactive notebook resource for your students to produce a research report on Cities or a City. It is to be used for Google drive.This Google slides based interactive notebook contains a complete paperless City Research Report perfect for Chromebooks, HP Streams, and other devices in a 1:1 classroom. Printable version included! This resources uses file sharing with Google or Microsoft OneDrive. Use these activities to engage students in a whole class, small group, or independent environment. This resource is also perfect for Homeschool students.
This original product is provided through web-based Google file sharing, contained on the Internet 'cloud' and allows you and your students to access, edit, and print files from any computer or device. Students work on their report template directly in the file on their device or computer. This product will also work with Microsoft OneDrive (instructions included!)
Templates are included to create, develop, write, edit, present, and assess your students’ City Research Report. This report (or performance task) is also designed to not only to learn and explain the new information, but answer some higher level thinking questions (Common Core Essential Questions) to apply the knowledge they have learned. Students will do all of their research via the Internet and print media (this is not included in this product). Our product is designed to assess and show what your students have learned and share it with you, their parents, and perhaps the class if you’d like them to present it.
A printable version of this report is also included in this product!
A simple rubric and student checklist is included.
You can use this report template in its entirety, or “pick and choose” the slides you wish to use and tailor it to your students’ needs. This package contains the following City Research Report elements/questions:
Report Template includes:
1. Title Page- Templates Provided- City Name, Student name and date.
2. Which city did you choose and why did you choose it?
3. What is the location of your city, and describe its proximity to other major cities nearby.
4. Illustrate the city’s location.
5. What is your city’s population as of today?
6. What year was your city established, what is its history, and what are some interesting facts about this city.
7. Describe your city’s landforms. If there were not any buildings or homes, what would the terrain (land) look like?
8. Describe you city’s landmarks.
9. Illustrate the landmarks.
10. What is the weather like throughout the year in your city?
11. Describe your city’s government. Who are the mayor, and who are the leaders who help run the city?
12. What are the major types of transportation (cars, bikes, trains, subways, buses, etc.) in your city?
13. City helpers are very important to cities. What are your police people and fire people like in your city? Have you ever visited where these helpers work?
14. What are some fun activities that people like to do in your city?
15. What are the schools like in your city? Describe your school.
16. Are there any wild animals in your city? If so, how has their habitat changed?
17. Why do you think people choose to live in your city?
18. Compare and contrast your city with another city that interests you. What are their similarities and differences?
19. If you could interview one person in your city, who would it be and why would you like to interview this person?
20. Fast forward into the future and predict what your city will be like. What improvements or changes would you make and why would you make them?
21. Blank page to add to any of the questions if more room is needed.
22. Additional Information page for any other facts not discussed in other areas of the report if needed.
23. A page to help your students find information for their report.
24. Resource Page and Bibliography Template- I use the Resource Page template because my students are not ready to learn the rules of a true bibliography, but if you teach bibliography skills I have included a template for you.
25. Note Taking page for students to take notes as they gather research on their city.
26. Rubrics- Performance Task for the Written Report
27. Blank Rubric
28. City Report Checklist for students to check if all performance tasks are completed and included.
29. Editing and Revising Checklist.
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The Teacher Team
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