Your State
Age 9-11: Concept 1 - Relationships: Unit 3

Explore the four corners of your state. Travel to historical sites, famous landforms, and bodies of water. Examine how the people, places, and events of your state's history have shaped its culture and influenced the nation. For the final project, you will create a state book to share with friends and family.

This unit can be used independently, but it is also designed to be used concurrently with the literature unit American Tall Tales and Legends.

Other Items You May Need

The Age 9-11 social studies units utilize a Timeline of American History to enhance your child's understanding of the chronology of American history.
$4.99 #531 American History Timeline


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at a late 5th or 6th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Usually used by children in fifth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Geography of Your State
  • Lesson 2: State Symbols (2 Days)
  • Lesson 3: State History (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Famous People
  • Lesson 5: Places to See
  • Lesson 6: State Field Trips
  • Lesson 7: State Statistics
  • Lesson 8: State Maps
  • Final Project: State Book (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Recognize and use a table of contents. (Language Arts)
  • Analyze the effects of advancements and discoveries on citizens. (Social Studies)
  • Analyze the impact of your state's citizens, past and present, on the nation's artistic and cultural development. (Social Studies)
  • Analyze the relationship between the Federal Government and the states. (Social Studies)
  • Assess and evaluate the importance of regional and state diversity on economic, social, and political institutions. (Social Studies)
  • Assess changes in ways of living over time. (Social Studies)
  • Assess how your state's natural resources are being used. (Social Studies)
  • Cite examples from your state's history that had an impact on the advancement of America. (Social Studies)
  • Describe and compare characteristics of different regions in your state. (Social Studies)
  • Describe elements of the social history of your state. (Social Studies)
  • Describe the various regions of your state, including how their characteristics and physical environments (e.g., water, landforms, vegetation, and climate) affect human activity. (Social Studies)
  • Describe ways your state specializes in economic activity. (Social Studies)
  • Evaluate the economic relationship your state has with other states. (Social Studies)
  • Explain cultural traditions of your state. (Social Studies)
  • Explain how goods, ideas, and people have changed over time in your state. (Social Studies)
  • Identify examples of resources in your state and community. (Social Studies)
  • Identify important events associated with your state's history. (Social Studies)
  • Identify important geographical features in your state. (Social Studies)
  • Identify symbols and documents associated with your state. (Social Studies)
  • Identify the location of important geographical destinations within your state. (Social Studies)
  • Locate and describe American Indian tribes that lived in your state in the past or still live there today. (Social Studies)
  • Locate, in absolute and relative terms, major landforms and bodies of water in your state. (Social Studies)
  • Recognize important state symbols. (Social Studies)
  • Recognize ways state money is used. (Social Studies)
  • Trace the growth and development of your state. (Social Studies)
  • Use maps to describe how regions within your state vary in the services they provide, their vegetation, land use, and wildlife. (Social Studies)
  • Use maps, charts, and pictures to describe regions. (Social Studies)
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