WHAT AM I? 1. Inside me you’ll find former presidents, kings and queens, and other famous people. You’ll find cities, states, countries, and continents. You can even find information on religions, baseball, bears, and bicycles. WHAT AM I? 2. Inside me you’ll find a multitude of words, and right beside those words, you’ll find more words that mean the same. You can even find words that are opposite. WHAT AM I? 3. Open me up. Inside me you’ll see not only a countless number of words; you’ll see what they mean, their part of speech, other forms of the word, and where they originated. That’s the etymology. WHAT AM I? 4. I’ve been known as the #1New York Times Best Seller. You’ll find a wealth of information in me from the Wealthiest Americans to Common Infectious Diseases; from Planets and the Solar System to the Bill of Rights; and from Gods and Goddesses in Egypt to the Olympic Games. WHAT AM I? 5. I’m very interesting to look in because inside me you’ll see maps of the world. You’ll also find country’s flags, capitals, populations, languages, and monetary units. WHAT AM I? Your answers This activity is for WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? (scenarios cut in strips) SCENARIO 1 My cousin Erika lives in Chicago. She called me last night to tell me she hasn’t been to school all week because of the teachers’ strike. She says the teachers are not coming to work because they feel their pay is unfair and the new evaluations for their performance based on their students’ achievement is unjust. I want to find out more information about the strike. Where can I find it? SCENARIO 2 In my World Geography class, Mrs. Butler assigned the class country reports. I choose the country of Argentina. I have to draw a map and the country’s flag, and include important facts about the country like its capital, and population. Where can I find it? SCENARIO 3 My grandma bought me a beautiful emerald bracelet for my birthday. She told me that it was a precious gem and that it is a stone of prosperity and riches. It also encourages spiritual growth, intelligence, and joy. I want to find out more information about gemstones. Where can I find it? SCENARIO 4 I’m revising my narrative for English class. Mrs. Tucker told me I used the same words over and over again, and I need to add some new and fresh vocabulary. Where can I find it? SCENARIO 5 I’m flying to Ethiopia in the spring with my church missions group. We’ll be traveling by caravan to and from the cities where the villages are located. We’re scheduled to visit the Ethiopians in Asosa, Jima, and Awasa. I want to see how many miles the cities are apart. Where can I find it? BULLDOG HUNT 1. Find the capital for the country of Italy. 2. Find the languages that are spoken in Madagascar. 3. Find the population of Morocco. 4. Find the Table of Contents. Name two countries in South America. If you could live anywhere in the United States, what country would you want to live in? Why? 1. Find a synonym for the word “scramble”. 2. Find two antonyms for the word “peace”. 3. Find the guide words for the word “linger”. If you had to rename yourself with a word, what would your name be? Why? 1. Find Frederick Douglas. Who was he? 2. Find two reasons why people dance. 3. Find daddy longlegs. Who are they related to? Tell one way they’re alike and one way they’re different from their cousin. 4. Find what a dental hygienist does. If you could have one of the following pets: deer, a dinosaur, or a dolphin, which would you choose? Why? 1. Find the Table of Contents. Name two categories included on this page. 2. Find Education (listed under Consumer Information). Name the states that had the highest graduation rate in 2006-07. What rank was the state of Virginia? 3. Find Health & V.I. What is a healthy weight range for someone who is 5’3”? If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you want to meet: Vera Wang, Bob Costas, or Benjamin Banneker? 1. Find www.funbrain.com. Name two games on the homepage. 2. Find www.factmonster.com. What does the holiday “Juneteenth” celebrate? 3. Find www.nationalgeographic.com. Find an animal and list two interesting facts about it. If you created a website, what would your website be? What information would you include on your site?