To learn about the capital of the United States from a social, economic, political, and historical perspective.
1 class period
This activity begins by reading with the class a couple introductory paragraphs that give a brief overview of the city of Washington, D.C.
Students will next read through a series of statements about Washington, D.C., and decide whether each is true or false. Answers are based on an underlined word or words in the sentence.
Afterwards, when correct answers are being announced, class members should fill in the space that follows each false statement with the word or words which make the statement true. (This is a different space than where true or false is written.) The spaces following true statements will remain unfilled.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.