Acronyms - States

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
History
Length of Time
In class or homework
Description

Students will learn about Acronyms and will fill out the worksheet that I have included in this lesson plan. This lesson is on states. Students will find information on specific states listed in the worksheet and find words that begin with the letters of the states.

Goals

To learn about Acronyms
To do research on specific states
To find information about the states that begin the letters in the Acronym.

Materials Needed

Worksheet
Pencils and Erasers or Pens and Whiteouts

Procedure

First, you will copy the worksheet. After that, you will explain about Acronyms and give them examples such as using their first names and having them pick words that begin with each letter of their first names. For example: J A M E S = Jolly, Anxious, Mellow, Eager, Successful. However, the words they choose for each letter of the states should relate to the state. Worksheet

Directions: Write words that relate to the letters of the states. You will need to look up the states in your history book or another reference book where you can locate some information about each state. For example, in the word California, you could use L = landslides or I = inactive volcanoes. Both of those are in California. You can also use different cities, parks, and other names in California.

I. California

C =

A =

L =

I =

F =

O =

R =

N =

I =

A =

2. Nebraska

N =

E =

B =

R =

A =

S =

K =

A =

3. Pennsylvania

P =

E =

N =

N =

S =

Y =

L =

V=

A =

N =

I =

A =

Grading

You can grade the students on their accuracy of information they wrote for each state. You can also grade them on spelling.

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