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Pennsylvania Theme Unit

Questions, Facts, and "Who am I?" for the state of Pennsylvania
     State of Pennsylvania Mixed Review: fill-in questions, "Who am I", facts, and writing prompts (multiple keys)

State of Pennsylvania Theme - Reading Comprehensions
     Pennsylvania   (Grades 2-4)
     Anthracite- a Natural Resource in Pennsylvania   (Grades 3-4)
     Punxsutawney Who?   (Grades 3-4)
     Pennsylvania, the Beginning of Freedom   (Grades 4-6)
     William Penn Gets Land Grant From King   (Grades 4-6)
     Pennsylvania   (Grades 5-6)

Pennsylvania Maze
Build Pennsylvania maze - Make multiple mazes at once

State of Pennsylvania Theme - Math Stories
     Pennsylvania Math (Grades 2-3)
     Pennsylvania Math (Grades 4-6)

State of Pennsylvania Theme - Story Starters
     Pennsylvania Story Starter Printables

            PA is for Pennsylvania (Grades 4-6)

State of Pennsylvania Theme
     Location of Pennsylvania in the United States Printable and Information

State of Pennsylvania Theme Time Line
     Pennsylvania Time Line #1 (14 events in time line)
     Pennsylvania Time Line #2 (25 events in time line)

Pennsylvania: Reading Comprehensions with References to Pennsylvania
This section lists reading comprehensions on with references to the state of Pennsylvania. These reading comprehensions were not written specifically for the state theme unit.

     Top reading comprehensions with most references to Pennsylvania
     The Economy of the Middle Atlantic Region (Grade 6)
     Cities, Plains - Middle Atlantic Region (Grade 6)
     Milton Hershey: Candy Maker (Grade 9)
     The Life of William Penn (Grade 6)
     The Middle Colonies (Grade 7)
     Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Inventor (Grade 6)
     Inaugural Parades (Grade 8)
     September 11 Memorials (Grades 7-10)
     New Jersey's All-American - Paul Robeson (Grade 6)
     Jerry Spinelli: From Bat to Pencil (Grade 5)
     Liberty Rings (Grade 3)
     Valley Forge - Winter of 1777-1778 (Grade 8)
     Immigrant Cooking in America (Grade 6)
     J.D. Salinger (Grades 9-12)

(Grades 3-5)
     A Time Machine into the Past
     Jerry Spinelli: From Bat to Pencil
     Johnny Appleseed
     Kate DiCamillo: Writing Is Seeing
     Sergeant Molly
     The Duryea Brothers
(Grades 6-8)
     A Pearl to Behold: Pearl Bailey
     Everything Contains a Story
     Frank Lloyd Wright
     Grace Kelly
     John Biggers
     Johnny Appleseed
     Langston Hughes
     Lois Lowry
     Mary Pope Osborne
     Meriwether Lewis
     Nellie Bly: A Pioneer for Women's Rights
     New Jersey's All-American - Paul Robeson
     Robert Munsch
     Robert Peary
     Taming the Wilderness — The Life of Daniel Boone
     The Great Johnny U.
     The Life of Joe Biden
     The Life of Peggy Fleming
     The Life of William Penn
     W.E.B. DuBois
     Who Is Joe Biden?
     Wilt Chamberlain
(Grades 9-12)
     Andy Warhol, the Prince of Pop
     Coming of Age in America—The Life of Margaret Mead
     Judith Jamison
     Milton Hershey: Candy Maker
     Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
     1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
     A Sports Great
     Beans and Bingo
     Building Art
     Game Over!
     In 72 Days
     Johnny Unitas
     Liberty Rings
     Pass the Ketchup
     The Arctic Traveler
     The Red Sweater
     Who Knew?
(Grades 6-8)
     Gettysburg Address
     Ground Hog Day
     Headstones from Long Ago
     Henry Ossawa Tanner
     In Honor of Heroes
     Inaugural Parades
     Shoo Fly, I Want Pie!
     Stephanie Tolan: Making Magic
     The Labyrinth of New Harmony

(no assigned grade level)
     Mary Cassatt
(Grades 3-5)
     "We have met the enemy..."
     Andrew Carnegie
     Annabelle from Uganda Fights HIV
     Benjamin Franklin
     Debbie Dadey
     Delaware and the Underground Railroad
     Frederick Douglass
     Freedom of Religion
     Gettysburg Address
     Harriet Tubman
     Heroes of September 11
     Kisses for Kaeden
     Making Money
     Not a "Little" Writer
     One Stitch, Two Stitch, Red, White, and Blue Stitch
     Slinky: The Dropped Spring
     Strikes Hit the Nation
     Touring the United States Regions
     Valley Forge
     What Is Your Favorite Color?
     What's in The White House?
(Grades 6-8)
     "Egg"cellent Traditions
     "We Have Met the Enemy" — Oliver Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie
     A Formal Beginning
     A Girl from Uganda Fights HIV
     A Mistake That Worked
     A Nuclear Scare at Three Mile Island
     Additional Project - "A Giant Conestoga Wagon" or "The Wagon Stops Here!"
     An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
     Annie Oakley
     Anticipation - Groundhog Day
     Baron von Steuben
     Ben Franklin: Founding Father and Inventor
     Benjamin Bloom
     Charlotte Forten - Early Activist
     Cities, Plains - Middle Atlantic Region
     Country Clues - Settlers from European Countries
     Davy Crockett - Born in the Frontier
     Death Smog In Donora, Pennsylvania
     Delaware - The Early History
     Discovery of the North Pole
     Do Meteorologists Study Meteors?
     Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?
     Draft Law and Riots
     Fame Can Be Found in Many Ways
     Finding Religious Freedom
     General William Howe
     George Washington - Early Military Experiences
     George Washington - General
     Ice Age Mammals: The "Terrible Pig" Dinohyus
     Immigrant Cooking in America
     James Buchanan
     Jean Studies U.S. Geography
     John Deere
     Kathleen Karr
     Keys to Success
     Let Freedom Ring: The Liberty Bell
     Madam C. J. Walker - From Rags to Riches
     Mamie Eisenhower
     Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner
     Nellie Bly - First Female War Correspondent
     Nuclear Energy
     Pearl S. Buck
     Peregrine Falcons
     Phil's Big Day
     Remembering September 11th
     Richard Allen - The AME Church
     Robert E. Lee
     Robert Fulton and the Steamboat
     Sargent Claude Johnson
     September 11 Memorials
     Snakes Alive! Part 1
     Snakes Alive! Part 2
     Snowkiting and Other Kiting Sports
     Speech of Promise
     Sports Heroes Who Were Immigrants
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Celebration Continues
     The Constitutional Convention
     The Economy of the Middle Atlantic Region
     The First Capitals of the United States
     The French and Indian War
     The Great Lakes
     The Intolerable Acts
     The Intolerable Acts
     The Irish Potato Famine
     The Liberty Bell
     The Liberty Bell
     The Middle Colonies
     The New Morran Family
     The Northwest Ordinance
     The Real Fat Albert Kid
     Valley Forge - Winter of 1777-1778
     Walking in Their Footsteps: Tracing Maryland's Early Settlements
     Washington, D.C.
     What Happens on Inauguration Day?
     What Is a Quaker?
     Wholly Mole!
     Women in the American Revolution
     Zebulon Pike
(Grades 9-12)
     A Costly Oops!
     All the News That's Fit to Print - and Some That Isn't
     Battle of Gettysburg 1863
     Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Doctor
     Earth Time - Precambrian Time and the Paleozoic Era
     George Westinghouse
     History of the Empire State Building
     How the Constitution Came to Be
     J.D. Salinger
     Matty McNair: Polar Explorer
     Misguided Fanatic or Hero? John Brown
     Missouri State Nicknames
     Other Local Governments
     Stephen Crane
     The Know Nothing Party
     The Know Nothing Party
     The Need for Speed - The Age of Computers
     Why Did the Germans Come to America?

(Grades 3-5)
(Grades 6-8)
     Introduction to Groundhogs

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