In this unit, you'll explore your state from a variety of angles, learning about its geography, ecosystems, history, economy, government, and culture. You'll take at least one field trip with your family and complete independent research, allowing you to broaden and deepen your understanding of the state you call home.
Over the course of this unit, you'll work with maps, census data, images, websites, and other resources to help you develop a more complete understanding of your state. As a culminating activity, you'll demonstrate what you've learned by creating a trivia quiz about your state. You will also develop either a short film or mural that could be shared in state welcome centers to show visitors your state's important features.
The Age 12-14 social studies units utilize a Timeline of American History along with a stack of timeline cards to enhance your child's understanding of the
chronology of historical events.