Lesson Plan

Great Lake Stories

Natural landmarks are a source of wonder and fascination, and they encourage people’s imaginations. Students will get a chance to use their imaginations in this lesson where social studies and writing combine.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able write a narrative in which they develop an imagined experience using effective technique and descriptive details.


(5 minutes)
  • Call students together around a map of the United States. Tell students that today they will be studying the Great Lake States.
  • Ask students what states they believe would be included in a region called the Great Lakes region and why.
  • After students have made their guesses, reveal that the Great Lake States are Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
  • Have students locate these states on the map.

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fourth grade
Subject Reading & Writing