This 40-page activity-packed worksheet practices several math, language arts, and social studies skills. This worksheet is intended for ongoing use for a month of homework, classwork or as a vacation packet.
Students reinforce math skills for example by calculating gas prices and rates at a parking garage. They learn from US census data about the size of American states and cities and practice writing and rounding these large numbers. They learn about the world's longest rivers and about units of measurement. The unit also explores the history of the endangered bird species, the piping plover. Students conduct their own research project on endangered species. The language arts sections also explore homophones, compound words, reading comprehension, prefixes, suffixes, grammar, punctuation, irregular plurals, synonyms, spelling and the Greek and Latin Roots of English words. There are several sections aimed at building, boosting, and reinforcing vocabulary. The worksheet also practices US states and capitals, with the aim of mastering familiarity with the US states, capitals and census data. Teaching duration may vary from one month to three months, depending on whether this worksheet is being used in the class room, for home schooling, for homework and as a winter/summer vacation packet.