USA Unit- A United States Research Unit! State Reports

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This USA (United States of America) research unit is perfect for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying the United States.

Students will first learn how to use the text features in informational text including the table of contents and index. Then, students will be assigned a state and a partner to work with. Students will have a United States Research Journal that they will use as a guide as they research about the United States and their assigned state. Editable sections have been added to the research journals so you may add your own questions!

Once students have completed their research, they will use it to complete two culminating activities: a state report/presentation and a salt dough map of their state. Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to the "State Fair" where your students will share what they've learned about their state and show off their maps!

This unit was revised on 8/30/2016! If you purchased prior to the revision, please re-download the file for the updates. A new preview file will be added soon! All content is the same, with some newly added material.

You can also get this unit in the United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Bundle! You can save 20% when you buy both units!

Contents:

Sample Unit Outline/Timeline
-A sample calendar with how you could outline your unit!
Unit Preparation
Everything you need to know to get the unit ready on one handy page.
Table of Contents & Index Mini Lesson
Students will learn about the purpose of the table of contents and the index, as well as the differences between the two.
Other Text Features Mini Lesson
-Students will reveiw other text features including: glossary, titles, headings, photos, captions, graphs/charts, and special print.
My United States Journal Instructions
Lesson plan about how to get your students started with their United States Research Journal
Salt Dough Map & State Report Instructions
Lesson plan for the student's final project
Salt Dough State Map Example
A photo example of the final project
Presentations & State Fair Instructions
Instructions for your student's presentations and state fair
Grading Rubric
This grading rubric can be used to assess your student's research journal and project
State Cards
-Cards with the name and clip art of each state. You can use these to assign students a state to research.
Ready To Go Unit Parent Letter
All you need to do is type in the due dates and your name in the editable form sections!
Editable State Fair Invitation
Invite your student's parents to attend the state fair! Just type in the date, time, location and details into the editable form fields.
Using the Table of Contents & Index Worksheet
-Students will fill in a venn diagram comparing the similarities and differences between the table of contents and index
Text Features Worksheet
-Students will review the other text features using this worksheet
NEW: TWO VERSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES RESEARCH JOURNAL
The journal now comes in two versions- one half page version for younger students and one full page version for older or more advanced students. Choose whichever best suits your class or use both for differentiation!
-My United States Research Journal Cover + 19 writing prompts. 10 pages (20 student pages once cut in half) PLUS a blank page to type in your own questions.
-My United States Research Journal Cover + 19 writing prompts- A FULL PAGE for each writing prompt, plus 2 blank pages to type in your own questions
**BONUS! ALL PAGES in the document are included in both vivid color AND Ink Friendly Black & White for your convenience**

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Total Pages
66
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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USA Unit- A United States Research Unit! State Reports
USA Unit- A United States Research Unit! State Reports
USA Unit- A United States Research Unit! State Reports
USA Unit- A United States Research Unit! State Reports
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