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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 Tennessee. 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 of fun facts:

  • Tennessee is bordered by eight states. That is the most in the country, alongside Missouri.
  • Besides the White House, Graceland, located in Memphis, is the most visited house in the United States.
  • There is a seven story replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tennessee.
  • The “Guinness Book of World Records” lists the Lost Sea in Sweetwater as the largest underground lake in the United States.
  • The tow truck was invented by Chattanooga resident Ernest Holmes in 1916.
  • Tennessee has some strange speed limits. A street in Trenton has a speed limit of 31 miles per hour, and another street in Collierville has a speed limit of 19 miles per hour. Now that’s specific!


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

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

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.
  5. Save and exit when you're finished.

Lesson Plan Reference

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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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