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Information - Symbols - Maps / Posters -
Activities
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Lesson plans
- Webquests -
Games
- Songs - Stories - Cartoons - Cards-
Animations
- Videos

(Updated on 12/11/2012)

 

 


Related pages :

Civilization : The United States (Main page)

Presidents' Day + US Government
+ HISTORY of the United States + The United States : geography
+ Symbols
(vocabulary) + Songs (in history)

 

Information :

 

  • Homefacts
    Critical Health Safety and Environmental Information on US cities.
    "Homefacts provides community profiles on cities in the US based on crime, demographics, environmental hazards, water/air quality, UV index and
    community resources like schools, colleges, police/fire stations, airports, zoos and much more."

    (homefacts.com)

 

  • FirstGov for Kids (kids.gov)
    "provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject."

 

  • ZoomSchool : The USA - civilization (enchantedlearning.com)

 

 

  • Informations sur les différents Etats (maps, statistics, history, state symbols...)

  • 50 States and Capitals (50states.com)
    Des études très variées concernant chaque état : biographies, histoire, constitution, géographie, drapeaux, oiseaux, arbres, editorial cartoons, live web cams...
  • United States of America, (un site qui complète le précédent )
    with National Anthem, Flag, Map and People, Economy, Geography, Government, Newspapers, Museums and Institutions, City Guides, Weather... -(emulateme.com)

 

  • United States - National Anthem :
    Listen to vocal anthem - Listen to instrumental anthem - Lyrics (national-anthems.net)
  • The US50 is an extensive guide to history, outdoors, tourism, events and attractions for the fifty states. (theus50.com)

 

  • All 50 American States Home Pages avec une carte interactive - une mine de renseignements. (globalcomputing.com)
  • States of America Teaching Theme (Teach-nology) :
    Clip Art, Images, Photos
    Resource Materials
    Downloads
    Sites For Background Information
    Hands On Activities
    Interactive Sites For Students
    Web Quests
    Work Sheets - Work Sheets You Can Customize
    Lesson Plans

 

 

Symbols : 

  • A Guide to American Flags (law.ou.edu)




  • Symbols of the USA (enchantedlearning)
    "the Stars and Stripes (the US flag), the Great Seal of the USA, the bald eagle (our national bird), the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the US Capitol, the White House, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty (a gift from France), The Gateway Arch, Mount Rushmore (carved on a mountain in South Dakota), The Star Spangled Banner (the national anthem of the USA), The Pledge of Allegiance, Yankee Doodle , Uncle Sam (a cartoon figure designed by Thomas Nast), the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, Gettysburg, Monticello, the Golden Gate Bridge, and many others."

  • American Icons :
    George Washington - Statue of Liberty - American Flag - Abraham Lincoln - Liberty Bell -
    Bald Eagle - Fourth of July - Declaration of Independence - United States Constitution -
    Washington Monument - Lincoln Memorial - Pledge of Allegiance - Star-Spangled Banner (kidport.com)

 

  • United States - National Anthem :
    Listen to vocal anthem - Listen to instrumental anthem - Lyrics (national-anthems.net)

 

 

Maps / Posters :

 

 

 

  • The United States of Shame - What is your state worst at ?
    "Whether it’s a fat population, high rate of STDs or excessive tax rate, it turns out that every state ranks dead last in at least one unsavory category. Check out the map (click image to enlarge) to see what your state is the worst at, then review additional stats and references after the jump."

    (pleated-jeans.com)

 

  • Mapping America: Every City, Every Block
    "Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009."

    Race and Ethnicity / Income / Housing and Families / Education
    (projects.nytimes.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ohio - Posters (cartophilia.com) Temporarily unavailable. Try again!

 

 

  • Texas - Poster (cartophilia.com) Temporarily unavailable. Try again!

 

 

  • All 50 American States Home Pages avec une carte interactive - une mine de renseignements. (globalcomputing.com)
  • States of America Teaching Theme (Teach-nology) :
    Clip Art, Images, Photos
    Resource Materials
    Downloads
    Sites For Background Information
    Hands On Activities
    Interactive Sites For Students
    Web Quests
    Work Sheets - Work Sheets You Can Customize
    Lesson Plans

 

Activities :

 

 

 

 

  • America in the 50ties
    "Here are six pages about life in America in the 50ties.
    Explore the photos, watch the videos , play the games, you'll learn a lot!"

    Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

     

  • Krista from Arizona
    "A young American girl has accepted to introduce herself, to talk about her family, her friends, her house, her schoolday.
    See the 5 pages with the recordings.
    Thank you Krista for your precious help!"
    Activities created by Renée Maufroid.

     

  • Symbols of the American Government : Activity Book - 49 pages
    (maser.ca)

 

  • The Mid-Atlantic States : animated activities and games
    "The Mid-Atlantic States (also called Middle Atlantic States) of the United States traditionally refers to that section of the Atlantic Seaboard between New England and the South. The definition always includes New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and usually includes Delaware, Maryland,and Washington D.C. Virginia and West Virginia are sometimes included as well."
    (sheppardsoftware.com)

 

 

  • Mystery State Activities (Education World)
    "Each sheet offers five clues to help students identity of one of the 50 U.S. states."
    - with "ideas for using the Mystery State activity in your classroom."

 

 

Lesson plans :

  • Civilisation d'Amérique du Nord (cndp.fr)
    La revue « Textes et documents pour la classe » "entraîne les élèves à la découverte des cultures "natives" aux Etats-Unis.
    Le magazine propose, sur le site du Cndp, des fiches pédagogiques pour l'école, le collège et le lycée (du niveau A1 au B2). Elles utilisent des sites Internet, des textes, des sons."

  • State Unit Studies (easyfunschool)

  • Fifty states - elementary lesson plans (proteacher.com)

  • States of America Teaching Theme (Teach-nology) :
    Clip Art, Images, Photos
    Resource Materials
    Downloads
    Sites For Background Information
    Hands On Activities
    Interactive Sites For Students
    Web Quests
    Work Sheets - Work Sheets You Can Customize
    Lesson Plans
  • Carnival - a lesson plan (Elementary - Pre-Intermediate)
    with Notting Hill Carnival, London - Rio de Janeiro Carnival - New Orleans Mardi Gras
    +
    New Orleans Mardi Gras (information, history, pictures and videos)
    (reward-english)
  • Carnival for Pre-Intermediate - Intermediate (reward-english)

 

Webquests :

 

 

  • United States Symbols Webquest (ncsd.k12.mo.us)
    "You will be making a U.S. symbols book that will include 6 current symbols and the new symbol that you would nominate."

 

  • About the USA - niveau 6ème
  • States of America Teaching Theme (Teach-nology) :
    Clip Art, Images, Photos
    Resource Materials
    Downloads
    Sites For Background Information
    Hands On Activities
    Interactive Sites For Students
    Web Quests
    Work Sheets - Work Sheets You Can Customize
    Lesson Plans
  • Native Americans - a webquest


    - "recherche à faire par des élèves de 3e,

    en lien avec l'unité de New Live 3e sur les Native Americans."
    - proposée par
    Sylvie Chateau
    (Collège du Géhan - Saulxures sur Moselotte 88)

 

Games :

  • The Mid-Atlantic States : animated activities and games
    "The Mid-Atlantic States (also called Middle Atlantic States) of the United States traditionally refers to that section of the Atlantic Seaboard between New England and the South. The definition always includes New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and usually includes Delaware, Maryland,and Washington D.C. Virginia and West Virginia are sometimes included as well."
    (sheppardsoftware.com)

 

 

 

Songs :

  • 'Songs' (in history)

  • This Land is My Land - animation FLASH
    - a parody of Woodie Guthrie's song
    (Ac. Caen)

  • United States - National Anthem :
    Listen to vocal anthem - Listen to instrumental anthem - Lyrics (national-anthems.net)
  • America by Neil Diamond (The American Dream)
  • Black Velvet by Alannah Myles :
    "Black velvet and that little boy smile
    Black velvet with that slow southern style
    A new religion that'll bring you to your knees
    Black velvet if you please."
  • That's Right (You're Not From Texas) by Lyle Lovett (cowboylyrics.com)
  • This land is your land by Woody Guthrie :
    "This land is your land, this land is my land
    From California, to the New York Island
    From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
    This land was made for you and me"

 

Stories :

  • Hello, Martians. Let Moby-Dick Explain
    "LAST night the Martians touched down in the backyard. They were oval and bright pink, with two antlike antennae topped by eyes fringed with sea-anemone lashes.
    They said they’d come to study America..."
    By MARGARET ATWOOD
    (nytimes.com)

 

Cartoons :

 

Patriotism
(caglepost.com)
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pour obtenir la taille initiale.)

 

 

Give them an inch...
(in Alaska)
(cagle.com)

 


Waterboarding

(bendib.com)

 

 

Cards :

 

 

Animations :

 

 

 

Videos :

 

 

  • Shift Happens
    (YouTube)

    Shift Happens Narrated
    (YouTube)

    Shift Happens
    - a slideshow examining globalization and America s future in the 21st century.
    (slideshare.net)

  • MOVIES (Old Bluejacket's Patriotic Flicks)
    MILITARY & PATRIOTIC MOVIE SELECTIONS -
    NOSTALGIC MOVIE SELECTIONS (Take Me Back to the '60s...) -
    SCENIC MOVIES of AMERICA
    (Beautiful Dixie - The Living Desert - Our National Parks - America, Why I Love Her, narrated by John Wayne...)

  • Americans are NOT stupid - WITH SUBTITLES (You Tube)