Where in North Carolina am I?



This is a project for 4th grade students in North Carolina. Our goal is to have a class or two from each county (all 100 of them) to work collaboratively to create pages on the wiki that highlight the history and resources of each county. Our Essential question, "Why live here?". Of course, the challenge will be for the rest of us to read each page, conduct research, and identify the county and where in North Carolina it is located.



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http://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/Maps/

Timeline:

Project begins Sept. 15, 2008
Entries: ongoing
Entries must address the five objectives of Goal 1 of the NC Standard Course of Study.
Challenge begins: Based on what you read and research conducted, how many counties can you identify?

Please email Deborah Goodman if interested in participating in this project. dgoodman@ecps.k12.nc.us
Counties participating: Brunswich, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Forsyth, Nash-Rocky Mount, Northampton, Stanly

Feedback is welcome. What would you add to make this project even better? How would you change things?

  • electronic postcards of each county
  • create games such as Who Wants to Be a Millionare, Jeopardy,etc
  • Using Google Earth, mark locations and map distance between counties participating