Teaching State History: An Outline With Projects
- Friday, October 12, 2012
Activity: Make a chart with spaces to list five or six people’s names. Include these headings: name, birthplace, years lived in your state, other places lived, why they’re famous, good character qualities, and favorite facts. Again, some books can provide a list to choose from, or you can do a search on the Internet for “famous people from (your state’s name).”
Activity 1: Remember the web you drew at the beginning of this study? Now add all the things that you have learned.
Activity 2: Pick a person you have learned about during your study of state history and write a monologue for him. Find pictures of clothing from your subject’s time period. In a used clothing store, look for and buy items of clothing that are similar. Dress in these and present your monologue for your friends, relatives, or homeschool support group.
www.congress.org—state and national government officials
www.50states.com—state nicknames, biographies, admission to statehood
www.homeofheroes.com—military award citations
www.netstate.com—state symbols, seals, maps, flags, history, government, economy, people
The New York Times Immigration Explorer
How to Make a Learning Web
1. Use two pieces of butcher paper taped side by side to create a large area to write on.
2. Write your state’s name in the center
3. Draw webs coming from the center.
4. Add a subtopic to the end of each web.
5. Continue to add webs to expound the information.
Bible Time : Using a State History Outline
Origin of the State
Talk about some Christian symbols. (cross—John 19:16–18; lamb—Exodus 12:3–11, Leviticus 5:6, John 1:29; dove—John 1:32; fish—Matthew 4:18–20)
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