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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 Massachusetts. Here are some examples of fun facts:

  • Harvard was the first college established in North America.
  • The first lighthouse in the United States was the Boston Harbor Light Station, built in 1716.
  • The first baseball World Series was played in Boston in 1903.
  • Basketball was invented in Massachusetts, and the Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield.
  • The first subway system was built in Boston in 1897.
  • Volleyball was invented in Massachusetts.
  • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.


Template and Class Instructions

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

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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