Monday, November 22, 2010

World Studies: Historic Destinations Activity

Visit the following link to find the answers to the questions below. You will take a journey through the United States visiting 10 historic destinations.

1. Where is Yosemite National Park?

2. How many people visit Yosemite National Park each year?

3. What is the name of Yosemite’s most recognizable rock formation?

4. The oldest institute of higher learning is near what city?

5. What is “The Big Dig”?

6. Where was the first major battle of the American Revolution fought? When was it fought?

7. The Battle of Little Big Horn is also popularly known as:

8. The battle was fought over the issue of:

9. What can be found on Last Stand Hill?

10. Where is the Alamo?

11. The Alamo serves many different purposes during its three century existence. List three.

12. Why was the Alamo attacked?

13. True or False, the battle left only two living defenders?

14. Where was Martin Luther King assassinated?

15. What is Sun Studio?

16. Explain the reason behind a plan for the Soldiers National Cemetery.

17. Who oversaw the construction of the cemetery and the dedication ceremony?

18. Lincoln’s words spoken at the dedication ceremony became knows as:

19. Philadelphia is a city of many “firsts.” List four.

20. List four museums and or monuments to visit in Washington D.C.

21. What do you need to do if you want a guided tour of the White House?

22. What are three different nicknames for New York City?

23. List five places you might visit in New York City.

24. Where is the “Space Coast”?

25. Why is it called the “Space Coast”?

If you have time:

Place the State Game:
Timed State Capital Game:
GeoSpy Game:

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