You've been learning a lot about our great state and are going to create an ABC book about North Carolina to share some of the interesting things you discover. This book will be an ongoing project that we will add to over the next 3 quarters. You may choose to work in a group of 4 at your table or split into 2 groups of 2. Think about the pros and cons of each way. It's your table's decision.
Read to find out what is expected of you. There are also 2 examples to give you some ideas of how you may want to organize the information on your pages. Get ready to have fun exploring and sharing.
Your book will be put together in PowerPoint and will include:
* a cover - the cover must have a title, an image and your first names only
* 26 additional pages: one for each letter of the alphabet. Each page should include at least one word that begins with or contains that letter of the alphabet, one paragraph telling about that word (at least 3 good sentences long) and one illustration/image to go with that word. Example: Page 1 could be A is for Appalachian Mountains. The information on the page could be about the location, history, or things to do in the Appalachian Mountains. Your picture could show a view of this mountain range.
* The following letters and terms will be the same for everyone:
C is for Coastal Plain
J is for Judicial
L is for Legislative
M is for Mountain
P is for Piedmont
X is for Executive
You must include the following categories and numbers of pages:
state symbols - 5 - Include an explanation of each and why they are important to NC
all 3 regions - tell about the geography, climate and 1 interesting fact for each
industries - 2 - choose from hog farming, biotechnology, tobacco farming, furniture, information technology, textiles - Where is this major industry located? Why is this industry important to our state? Are many jobs provided by it? What are some products produced in this industry?
major cities - 3 - What county is it located in? What is its population? What is this city known for?
natural resources - 2 - Why are these important to NC? Where are these found?
famous North Carolinian - 1 - When was he/she born and where? What are some things he/she did? Why is he/she well known?
lighthouses - 1 - Where is it located? When was it built? How tall is it? Describe how it looks.
Native American tribes - 1 - Where did they live in NC? Who or what made them leave their lands? How did they help early NC settlers?
moments in NC history - 2 - some choices are: Lost Colony, First in Flight, Greensboro Sit in, Fort Dobbs, Trail of Tears - How did this event impact our history? Who were some of the major players there? In what area of NC did this take place in?
tourist attractions - 3 - Where is it located? What happened there? When did the event happen? What can you do there now?
government - North Carolina branches of government
Here are 2 examples you can look at to get ideas:
When you are finished with your PowerPoint, make sure you go back and proofread all your slides. Check for capitalization, punctuation, spelling and layout. Did you do your best job? Are you proud of your work? Have someone in your group proofread. We will then merge all the slides together to make one book for your group that you will share together to learn about all the terms.