4th Marking Period United States Benchmark Project (Worth 100 points)


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Academic PowerPoint Template



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Applied PowerPoint Template


Scoring Rubric is the 4th Marking Period Benchmark

Academic


Applied



Use the Following Websites/Databases to help you complete your United States Benchmark

---> Each slide has a set of directions explaining in detail how to navigate the database/website to find information. Please read and utlilize the directions.<----

Log-in information


The log-in information for the databases, Facts on File and Worldbook online, will be placed on the board. I cannot place the log-in information on the my wiki because of an agree we have with both databases.

Slide 1
No website needed to complete this slide

Slide #2 State Symbols
Facts on File
Click on State Symbols link on the left hand side.

Slide # 3 State Flag
Facts on File
Click on Maps and Flags link on the left hand side.
After you click on the picture of you state flag, there will be an explanation under it.

Slide # 4 State Nickname
Facts on File
Click on At-A-Glance link on the left hand side.

50 States
Click on your state and then nickname to find its explanation.

Slide #5 State Motto
Facts on File
Click on At-A-Glance link on the left hand side.

Slide # 6 First Inhabitants, Exploration and Settlement
World Book
Information for slide # 6 can be found under the history Tab

Facts on File
Click on History Overview link on the left hand side

Slide # 7 Colonial or Territorial Days
World Book
Information for Slide # 7 can be found under the History Tab for your state.

Facts on File
Click on History Overview link on the left hand side

Slide # 8 State History Continued
Facts on File
Click on At-A-Glance link on the left hand side to find date of statehood
Look for Admitted to the Union to find the day, year and number of state
Worldbook Online
Scroll down to government tab, there will be a link that has the governors for your chosen state

Slide # 9 Capital, Abbreviation and 2010 Population Slide
Facts on File
Click on the At-A-Glance link on the left hand side.

Slide # 10 Geographic Location and Neighbors Slide
Facts on File
Click on the At-A-Glance link on the left hand side.

Slide # 11 Region Map
You may go to to google images to find a physical and political map for your state


Tourist Attractions Slides
Worldbook Online
Click on Visitor's Guide tab on the left hand side
Under the tab with be a link Places to visit in your state

Tourist Attractions by State
US Tourist Attractions

Famous People Slide
Facts on File
Click on the Famous People link on the left hand side.

Slide # 17 Government (Academic)
Facts on File
Click on the At-A-Glance link on the left hand side to find the two state senators.
Electoral Votes
The map will provide you the number of electoral votes each state holds.
Facts on File
Click on the At-A-Glance link on the left hand side to find the current governor.
Click on the Government link on the left hand side to find a description of you state legislature.

Map Slide
You may go to to google images to find a physical or political map for your state

Economy Slide
Facts on File
Click on the Economy link on the left hand side, the link will provide examples of various parts of the state economy.

Natural Resources (Academic)
World Book
Information for Natural Resources can be found under the Economy Tab

Natural Resources Continued, Plant and Animal Life (Academic)
World Book
Information for Plants and Animal Life can be found under the Land and Climate Tab

Weather Slide
State Average Temperatures
State Average Precipitation


Recreation and Sports Teams
Recreation and Sports
Click on your State. Find the category "Sports" (Categories are in alphabetical order), click on your state's sports teams.