Fourth Grade State Report Unit

Description: 

Students choose and research a state using online search sites, and then using an online template, log their research.  Research includes the geography, economy, and history of the state, in addition to other facts such as interesting places to visit and a comparison of their chosen state to their home state of Michigan.  Students write a draft of their report, a final typed version of their report,  and then create a google slide presentation using Slide Deck about their state.   Students will also draw a detailed map of their state showing a variety of geographical features (to be inserted in their presentation).

Learning Targets: 
Students will know how to: research a topic and take notes on it using an online encyclopedia, put research notes into sentences and paragraphs using their own words, organize a research paper by topic, revise and edit a research paper
Students will know how to: draw a detailed map of a state, and create a Slide Deck presentation about their research topic.
Students will understand: key social studies vocabulary and concepts such as geography, climate, landform, border, waterways, population, demographics, capital, economy, industry, crop, natural resource, history, statehood, and tourist sites.
Students will be able to: research a topic and take notes on it using an online encyclopedia, put research notes into sentences and paragraphs using their own words, organize a research paper by topic,
Students will be able to: revise and edit a research paper, draw a detailed map of a state, and create a Slide Deck presentation about their research topic.
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a2michele
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Common Core Language Arts