This unit is a DIFFERENTIATED research project for students learning about the United States. Each student is assigned/selects a state that he/she would like to research. The project contains 24 research pages including a checklist to record sheets completed. The preview pages shows the checklist which deliniates the research project topics.
The guiding question for the unit is: How would your life and culture be different if you lived in some other place? Students work independently to answer this question while learning about a different state.
The first 5 research sheets have a flag at the bottom. These are the sheets that all students complete. The remainder of the sheets should be copied and made available to the students to self select based on interest, ability, and work speed. In other words, differentiation! The last sheet is a blank lined paper that may be used if more space is needed for some of the optional pages. At the end of the project, the sheets should be collated, a back cover added, and bound/stapled at the side.
In addition to the research project, this bundle contains and overview, parent letter, State pretest, and USA pretest.