Save tons of prep time with this comprehensive print and go OREGON state history research project. You'll find 39 differentiated activities PLUS 50+ discussion questions AND a pacing guide in this resource. This complete notebook unit is the perfect companion to your annual state studies. Your students will use the internet to research a variety of topics to include: economics, government, geography, politics, current events, higher education, weather, historical figures, Native Americans, state symbols and icons, historic timeline, state flag, folk songs, Westward Expansion, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution.
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Even without a printer, students can use this PDF document to guide them through the study of their state. You can have students download the Kami app to allow them to type directly on the PDFs. Want students to still work on pencil/paper? These pages can easily be dictated onto computer paper or lined paper... yes, even the maps and state flag! There’s a variety of ways students can turn paper/pencil work in for grading. It's really up to your abilities to accept physical work and the students’ access to technology. Here’s a few different methods:
- Deliver to school.
- Make a video with phone or camera and email/upload to class platform.
- Make a YouTube video presentation and upload to private channel. Send link to teacher.
- Take pictures and create a PowerPoint slide show. Email/upload to platform.
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You'll also receive six EDITABLE pages (in PowerPoint) PLUS a pacing guide with discussion questions for each lesson!!!
Use this as an all-year resource or as a condensed unit! Mix and match the different sections according to your specific classroom needs.
This resource has been developed as a crossover lesson of language arts and social studies. History teachers will find this very useful in incorporating writing across the curriculum! English teachers will find this as a fun way to add relevant history to lessons on research methods. You’ll find writing prompts, poetry activities, letter writing, news research, and a few creative pages to keep your artistic students engaged!
Many of the pages are specific to your individual state, while others make for easy tie-ins from the national to state level (i.e. How did the Civil War/Industrial Revolution/Westward Expansion affect your state?)
How to organize: Have your students bring in either a folder with brads or a thin three-ring binder. Reserve a space on your shelves for easy reach all year long. These pages can also be shrunk down to use as interactive notebook inserts.
In this unit you will find:
State Poster with Established Date
Project Covers (in 4 Designs)
Map It (Landmarks & Waterways)
City Search Map
West Region Map (with Abbreviation & Capitals)
Poems (Limerick & Personification)
Literary Elements Terms & Example Sheet (to Accompany Poetry Activities)
Local Recipe Sheet (Potatoes)
Create a State-Themed Stamp
5 Facts Activity About Crater Lake and the Oregon Trail (Plus Generic Sheet for Any Subject)
State Government Figures (Governor, US Senators, US Representative, Adjutant General, State Fire Marshal)
Republicans vs. Democrats Venn Diagram
State Politics (Term Lengths, Political Affiliation, Political Majority vs. Minority)
Letter to Government Official
State Military Forces
Interview with Historic Figure
Create a Magazine Cover
Headlines of the Day
State Economy (Tax Collection, Debt vs. Revenue, Annual Spending)
Average Household Finances (of State Residents)
Guest Speaker Questions and Student Fill-In Sheet
Tourism Through the Seasons
An Overnight Getaway in My Town (Calculate Costs)
Oldest College in My State (Willamette University)
Average State Weather
A Closer Look (State Symbols, Population, Bordering States, Most Populated City)
Who’s Who (Chief Joseph, Beverly Cleary, and Linus Pauling)
State Historical Timeline
State Flag Analysis
5 State Themed Writing Prompts
American Folk Song Analysis
Westward Expansion Timeline (Louisiana Purchase, Oregon Trail, The Homestead Act, Lewis and Clark Expedition, The Pony Express, Transcontinental Railroad)
The Civil War
Industrial Revolution Inventions
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