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Activity Overview


Each state in our country has its own unique fun facts that kids will love to discover. For this activity, students will create a 3 cell storyboard that depicts some interesting facts they have learned about Indiana. Here are some examples of fun facts:

  • The Indianapolis 500 Car Race is the biggest sporting event in the world.
  • Indiana makes more popcorn than any other US state.
  • Abraham Lincoln grew up in Spencer County, Indiana.
  • Holiday World, in Santa Claus, Indiana, is said to be the world’s first theme park.
  • There are more miles of interstate per square mile in Indiana than any other state.
  • The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1871.

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a 3 cell storyboard that describes and illustrates 3 interesting facts about Indiana.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click “Start Assignment”.
  2. Write a fun fact in each heading.
  3. In the description box, write a short summary of each heading.
  4. Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.

Lesson Plan Reference

Switch to: Common CoreArizonaCaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaIowaKansasMarylandMassachusettsNebraskaNew JerseyNew YorkNorth CarolinaOhioOklahomaPennsylvaniaTexasUtah

Rubric

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Fun Facts Rubric
Used with US States Fun Facts
Proficient
5 Points
Emerging
3 Points
Beginning
1 Points
Explanation
Three fun facts about the state are included. The descriptions are clear and at least two sentences.
Two fun facts about the state are included. The descriptions can be understood but it are somewhat unclear.
One or no fun facts are included. The descriptions are unclear and are not at least two sentences.
Illustrations
The illustrations represent the descriptions using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the descriptions, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the descriptions.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Conventions
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.





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