TEACHING AND LEARNING SOCIAL STUDIES - GEOGRAPHY HISTORY STATES AND CAPITALS - STUDENTS ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CURRICULUM UNITED STATES THEME UNIT RESOURCES PROCESS US ACTIVITIES

 

 

Teach and learn about the states, cities, and capitals.
 

SOCIAL STUDIES - STATE RIDDLE LESSON PLAN

 

A lesson plan on the states and capitals of the United States.

 

 

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

Introduction:

This unit of study integrates the use of spelling with a social study curriculum. Additionally, it teaches students about the United States and the difference between the states. This lesson plan allows students to make distinctions between the states their cities and capitals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE RIDDLE

 

Materials:
1. Magazines
2. Newspapers
3. Construction Paper
4. Scissors and Glue

 

Method:
Each student is first to select a state of interest. All students should select two choices to avoid class duplication.


Activity 1: Have each students select and cut pictures from magazines representing the phonetic spelling of their state. The students will glue the pictures to a piece of construction paper creating a riddle. The first picture should represent the 1st part of the word followed by a plus sign. The 2nd picture will represent the next part of the state's name followed by a plus sign. This shall continue till the state is spelled out phonetically. On the back of the riddle, have the students identify the correct spelling of their state, its capital and three well known cities.

Activity 2: Have the students use the newspaper identifying an article on the selected state. The students should cut the article and glue it to another piece of construction paper. On the opposite side the student should write a brief summary of the article.

Activity 3: This activity will involve the identification of the selected states weather and region of the country. The student should once again use the newspaper cutting pictures or articles identifying the state and its region and weather.

Activity 4: Each student should sketch a picture of their state. They should then identify the states capital.

Activity 5: The students will make a 4-5 minute presentation identifying their state. The student presenting should give the audience several hints in solving their state riddle.

 

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