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 New York. Teachers may give students a list to choose from, or encourage them to research their own!
Here are some examples of fun facts:
- New York City’s subway system is the longest in the world, with 722 miles of tracks!
- New York City was the state capital before Albany, from 1785-1790.
- The first pizzeria in America opened in New York City in 1895.
- The first American chess tournament was in New York in 1843.
- Established by Alexander Hamilton in 1803, the “New York Post” is the oldest running newspaper in the country.
- In 1901, New York was the first state to require cars to have license plates.
Objective: Create a 3 cell storyboard that describes and illustrates 3 interesting facts about New York.
- Click “Start Assignment”.
- Write a fun fact in each heading.
- In the description box, write a short summary of each heading.
- Create an illustration that represents each heading using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
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Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 3-6
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment --- N/A ---
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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