50 States Of America Lesson Plans

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  • 50 State Quarters Program- In case you're new to the program, here's how it works: In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states that is, five new quarters every year until the program ends. The quarters are struck in the same order as the states' "birthdays."
  • Capitalization and Washington, D.C.- In this unit, students learn and practice capitalizing names of cities, states, countries, streets, buildings, bridges, and geographical places around the theme of Washington, D.C.
  1. Our Government Scavenger Hunt - Students go on a paper scavenger hunt to learn about the United States Constitution and government.
  2. Seeking Super Cities - Did you ever want to move to another city in the United States? If so, come travel with us on a Super City Search. Researchers, start your engines!
  3. State Names- Using multiple representations, students analyze the frequency of letters that occur in the names of all 50 states.
  4. United States All the Way- Students will love to learn about their country's patriotic symbols and will have a book that will show their pride at the conclusion of the lesson.
  5. United States of America Tag - Students will by the end of this game have had review on the general location of where each state in the USA is located.
  6. Vacation Destination - Students use their research skills to collect and present information in persuasive speeches by acting as travel agents trying to persuade classmates to visit their states while on vacation.
  7. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the U.S.A.? - Students learn facts and select information about other states by playing a form of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? where they create questions and gather information to answer questions by using a variety of reference sources.