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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 Iowa. Teachers can encourage students to research their own fun facts, or provide a list of ones for students to look at specifically.

Here are some examples students could choose from:

  • Iowa is known for its corn.
  • The house that inspired the painting, “American Gothic”, is located in Elden, Iowa. It is a very popular spot for pictures.
  • There are more hogs than people in Iowa!
  • Iowa is 92% farmland.
  • Snake Alley, in Burlington, Iowa, was named the world’s most crooked street by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
  • Fred Maytag invented the first washing machine in Newton, Iowa in 1907.
  • Iowa is actually a Sioux word, meaning sleepy people. The Dakota Sioux were one of several Tribes that could be found throughout Iowa.

Template and Class Instructions

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

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

Grade Level 3-6

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/7] Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/4/8] Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

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