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United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle

United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
United States of America and U.S. Presidents Research Units & Journals Bundle
Product Description
U.S.A. Research Unit for Informational Text AND U.S. Presidents Research Unit BUNDLE!

These units are perfect for students who are learning how to use informational text and studying The United States and the past and current presidents. 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 partner. For the U.S.A. unit, they will research the United States in general and then an assigned state. For the Presidents unit, they will research the history and duties of presidents and then an assigned president. Each unit has a research journal that will guide students with a key question for each day.

Once students have completed their research, they will use it to complete two culminating activities for each unit:

U.S.A. Unit Culminating Activities
Students will write a report/presentation and create a salt dough map of their state. Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to the "State Fair" where your students can show off their cool salt dough maps!

Presidents Unit Culminating Activities
Students will write a report/presentation (their "presidential speech") and create a mask of their president. Finally, other classes and parents will be invited to the "President Fair" where your students will share what they've learned about their president and show off their masks!

This product is a bundle of United States Informational Text Research Unit and U.S. Presidents Informational Text Research Unit . You can save 20% by purchasing both of these products in the bundle!

THE PRESIDENTS RESEARCH UNIT HAS BEEN REVISED ON 8/15/16! USA UNIT REVISED ON 9/2/16! Fonts have been changed as well as some formatting and a FULL PAGE version of the research journals have been added. The half page/full page options are perfect so the product can be adapted to a variety of grade levels or also used for differentiation!

Donald Trump will be added to the presidents cards in the President Unit VERY soon! I hope to get this added in the next few days! Thanks!

**BONUS! ALL PAGES in the document are included in both vivid color AND Ink Friendly Black & White for your convenience**

U.S.A. Unit 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

President Unit 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 U.S. Presidents Journal Instructions
Lesson plan about how to get your students started with their U.S. Presidents Research Journal
President Mask & Presidential Speech Report Instructions
Lesson plan for the student's final project
President Mask Example
A photo example of the final project
Presentations & President Fair Instructions
Instructions for your student's presentations and president fair
Grading Rubric
This grading rubric can be used to assess your student's research journal and project
President Cards
-Cards with the name and clip art of each president. You can use these to assign students a president 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 President Fair Invitation
Invite your student's parents to attend the president 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 PRESIDENT 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 U.S. Presidents 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 U.S. Presidents Research Journal Cover + 19 writing prompts- A FULL PAGE for each writing prompt, plus 2 blank pages to type in your own questions

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Total Pages
120 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 month
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