Where I Live Is Special

Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 12141

Have you ever visited another town, city, state, or country? What was interesting about it? We can get so used to where we live, we forget what's special about home. Make a commercial about your town!

categories

Social Studies

subject
Social Studies
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

What makes your city or town unique? How is it different from other places, and how would you get people to visit or live there?

Every city and town is different.

Each has a different history — when it was founded and by whom, how it was founded, and how it grew. Individual cities and towns also have various geographical features — something for which it is known, different attractions, and an array of activities and restaurants that offer things for people and families to do.

In this lesson, you will have an opportunity to learn more about your city or town. It’s time to find out what makes your city or town special!

For this activity, you will research the city or town where you live.

  1. As you compile information about your city or town, record your findings in the interactive chart below.
  2. Research your city or town by using a search engine or by visiting your local library. If you use a search engine, just type in the name of your city or town and your state. Including your state is important because there are several cities throughout the country with the same name. Springfield is a good example of a town or city name that can be found in more than half of the fifty states!

When you have finished your research and completed your chart, share your findings with your teacher or parent. You can print your answers using the "Document Export" button above. Is there anything you found out about your city or town that they did not know? Discuss the following questions:

  • What do you find most interesting about your city or town?
  • Why do you think your city or town is an important place in your state?
  • How does your city or town impact people from other states and countries?

When you are finished discussing, hold on to your research. You will use your findings to create an infographic about your city or town in the Got It? section.

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