Great Lakes States
The Great Lakes States features six nonfiction informational text lessons with engaging higher and lower level hands-on activities to provide students with an in-depth study of the six Great Lakes States – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Students will explore the history of each Great Lakes State’s first people, early explorers, famous colonists and leaders, early government, important battles and wars, and each state’s journey to statehood.
The Great Lakes States includes a balanced mix of lower and higher level hands-on activities that focus on:
- questions after each lesson – assessing informational text comprehension
- language skills activities – reinforcing literacy in Social Studies
- how-to-draw activities – practicing functional text comprehension
- primary and secondary source differentiation and research projects
- mapping skills – applying number and letter pairs on a coordinate grid
- mapping skills – using cardinal and intermediate directions
- riddles and games
- time lines using picture cues – great for ELL students!
- journal and expository writing projects – graphic organizers and pre-writing questions to guide students through the writing process included!
- vocabulary and states and capitals quizzes
Context-appropriate Glossary, Answer pages, and Grading Rubrics included!
The Great Lakes States is one of 8 titles in our US Regions Series. Purchase this unit separately or save money by purchasing the entire US REGIONS BUNDLE.
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