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ASSIGNMENT 2: State Facts

In this second assignment, we will access a Web site with information on the fifty states and capitals in the United States. It may be helpful for you to read through each section of this assignment before going directly to a Web site. This way you will know in advance which questions you will be answering.


50states

  1. Read the questions you will be answering below before going to the site, so you know which facts you will need. (You might want to write them down on scratch paper.)

  2. Click on the link to the 50 states site.

  3. Then click on the California folder and Alaska folder to answer the questions about these two states.

  4. Take notes on the answers, so that when you X out of the 50 states site and return to this assignment page, you will have the answers to the questions.

    Note: When you click the 50 states link, your browser should open up a new window for the link. To return to this assignment page, just close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the window. If you prefer you can toggle back and forth between this assignment and the 50 states site. The toggle buttons are at the bottom of your screen.

    Warning! You do not want to X out of this assignment page until you have submitted your answers at the end of the assignment.

  5. Now, let's actually go to the 50 states site by clicking on its link and use the the steps outlined above. Then return to this assignment page and answer the following questions:
Alaska is larger or smaller in area (size) than California?
When it comes to population, Alaska has more or fewer people than California?
The highest point in Alaska is Mt. McKinley. Is it higher or lower than California's highest point, Mt. Whitney?


  1. Select a state which interests you. Compare its area, population and highest point to California.

  2. Take notes on the answers you find.

  3. Now, let's go to the 50 states site by clicking on its link and follow the steps outlined above. Then return to this assignment page and answer the following questions:
Which state did you select?
Is your state larger or smaller in area than California?
Does your state have more or fewer people than California?
Is the highest point in your state higher or lower than California's Mt. Whitney?


LET'S REVIEW    road sign
In this second ESL 543 assignment we covered:

  • Finding facts about specific states.

  • Finding information about a state of interest to you.

  • Comparing the facts you found.


Congratulations!stars

You've almost finished. Now comes the most important part:

 Your Name:

Your Class Section #:

 Your email address:

Time spent on this assignment:

 And now you can click on the submit button

 


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http://gavilan.edu/library/esl/esl543/two.html
For questions or comments, please send email to
Gloria Curtis at gcurtis@gavilan.edu
Last updated on May 16, 2002