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See the USA question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Williams Dec 1, 2010. 1 Reply

I am about to begin the See the USA interact and I read that there were a list of state websites somewhere on Teacher Interact.  Can someone help me find it?Continue

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See the USA Project

I did the See the USA Interact with my sixth grade students.  The science teacher and I collaborated on this and we added a few things that I am excited to share.  If there is a way for me to share some of the electronic parts of the project, I would love to.  I do have photos of the student work that I can add here as well.

We followed the plan of the travel days, the budget and the research but we wanted to add technology into the project as much as possible.  We had the cartographer use Google Maps calculate distance and plot points of interest.  Students were required to chose a cultural or physical landmark to research, write and 30 to 50 word description, and add an image or video to Google Maps.  The travel teams also wrote a blog about their jobs and then what they learned about the state they were traveling through.

Science was learning about weathering an erosion during the project, so students would add tables to their blogs discussing weathering and erosion about each of the states they traveled through.

This project was great for the students and I.  We all learned so much about the United States and about ourselves as learners.  The overall product was amazing and since it was my first attempt at this, I can't wait to try it again and see what happens next time.  In fact, my daughter will be in sixth grade in two years and she is already looking forward to this project!

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At 11:36am on December 1, 2010, Greg Timmons said…
Hi Michelle,

My name is Greg Timmons and I'll be moderating the Interact Teacher's Center website along with several other people. Welcome! We want to hear from you about your use and successes with Interact materials and answer any questions you might have. Check out our Forum and Blog sections for conversations from other teachers and Interact writers. Please feel free to contact me or any of the others at any time. We will try to get back to you in a timely manner. Also, we can connect you with an Interact sales representative.
At 3:49pm on December 1, 2010, Greg Timmons said…
Hi Michelle,

Good to hear from you. I am not aware of the list you mention, but will forward your message along to my colleagues at Interact to see if we can get you an answer.

At 4:31pm on December 1, 2010, Greg Timmons said…
Hi Michelle,

I checked with my colleagues and you can locate the information you're seeking on the Interact website by searching with the product number for "See the USA"--INT113. Under the product's description, you will find a link called "related websites" (http://www.interact-simulations.com/c/article.html?article@INT113R+s@JwI5arJp2EBJk) and this should provide the information you need. Let me know if I can be of further help.


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