What's in a Name?
|Grade:||3-5, 6-8, 9-12|
Students learn the origins of the names of U.S. states, focusing on names that were derived from Native American words.
Students learn about the origins of the names of states in the United States.
Native American, United States, states, origins, names
copies of the names of the U.S. states or a U.S. map, paper, pens or pencils, computers with Internet access or library resources about the states, printouts of Origin of the Names of 28 U.S. States
Extension: Have students create a picture glossary of states derived from Native American words. Have students use a text map reference for the shape of each state.