Massachusetts Unit: Arlene Price,
Day 1: Give students sheets of drawing paper. Explain that this will not be graded, but they should still do their best, and should work independently. Have them draw a map of Massachusetts on one side of the paper.
On the map, they should show: (1) where Boxford is (2) 3 cities (3) 1 or 2 rivers (4) important bodies of water (5) neighboring states
On the back, they should list: (1) the capital of Massachusetts (2) 3 important people (besides yout) from Massachusetts (3) 1 important event that occurred in Massachusetts.
Afterward, view some maps of Massachusetts that show some of the above. (I used overheads of the attached three maps)
(The homework I gave for today was the attached map worksheet.)