To have students learn about the United States by using a variety of reference sources.
2 class periods
In this activity, students read through a list of seven assignments that they might enjoy doing on the United States today. These include such things as using the United States outline map on page 98A to illustrate something about America today (i.e. leading products, population density, etc.), listing 20 facts about a particular state, constructing a bar or line graph that gives information about the U.S., conducting a public opinion poll about political issues, and more.
Students are asked to choose 5 of the 7 assignments listed on the lesson pages that they would enjoy doing.
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