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THE PACIFIC STATES UNIT features five nonfiction informational text lessons with engaging hands-on lower and higher-level activities that provide students with an in-depth study of the five Pacific States (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.)
Students will explore the history of each Pacific state's first people, early explorers, famous colonists and leaders, early government, important battles and wars, and each state's journey to statehood.
In addition, every lesson in the Pacific States Unit has been professionally recorded with words and music. Set up a Listening Center for your reluctant readers or use the audio to enhance whole group instruction!
The Pacific States includes a balanced mix of lower and higher level hands-on activities that focus on:
- questions after each of the five lessons to assess informational text comprehension
- language skills activities to reinforce literacy in Social Studies
- KWLH chart followed by expository writing practice
- reference mapping skills utilizing number pairs to plot points on a coordinate grid
- grid math activities using number and letter pairs to solve a mystery puzzle
- Lewis and Clark biography followed by thought-provoking discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking
- primary and secondary source differentiation and research project to create a Find the Fib game featuring famous Pacific State explorers Juan Cabrillo, Sir Francis Drake, Captain James Cook, Robert Gray, and the team of Lewis and Clark
- time line using math skills to trace historical events in the Pacific States to solve a mystery puzzle
- Pacific States vocabulary and states and capitals quizzes~context-appropriate glossary, grading rubrics, and answer pages included
The Pacific States is one of EIGHT titles in our US Regions Series. Purchase the Pacific States separately or save money by purchasing the entire US REGIONS BUNDLE.
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