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Name That State!

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Subject:Social Sciences,
Language Arts
Grade:3-5, 6-8

Brief Description
Students guess the names of U.S. states from mystery clues.

Objectives

Students use background information clues to identify U.S. states.

Keywords

geography, states, United States, clues, information

Materials Needed

  • copies of Name That State!
  • pens or pencils
  • computers with Internet access (optional)
  • library or Internet sources for state information

Lesson Plan

  • Arrange students in pairs. Provide each pair with a copy of the Education World work sheet Name That State!
  • Have students work together to complete the work sheet using library or Internet sources. One suggested Web site is 50states.com.

Assessment

Evaluate students' work sheet answers.
ANSWER KEY: 1. Hawaii, 2. Washington, 3. Pennsylvania, 4. Oklahoma, 5. Iowa, 6. California, 7. Alaska, 8. New Mexico, 9. Wisconsin, 10. Minnesota.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Social Sciences:
NSS-G.K-12.1
NSS-G.K-12.2

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.3

11/20/2000

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