Autumn One – What is so special about the USA?

Welcome to Year Five.

This term we will be learning all about the United States of America.

There are lots of areas that you can research and explore.

Here are some starting points for discussion on our blog:

  • Why is America split into 50 smaller states?
  • What is the US constitution?
  • What is the highest mountain in the USA? What is the longest river in USA?
  • Why is the USA such a powerful country?
  • What do you know about the President of the United States? How is his role different to a UK Prime Minister?

Here is a video of former President Barack Obama accepting his new role in 2009. Why was this such a special moment in American history?

Watch here

Challenge! Test your US states knowledge in this map game: Play now



20 Responses

  • Harry WR says:

    Holly wood is in California and movie settings are normally found there, and California is a U.S. state in the Pacific Region of the United States.With 39.5 million residents, California is the most populous state in the United States and the third largest by area.

  • Harry WR says:

    In 1850, when California was admitted as the 31st state in the union, California was 29th most populous state (only Delaware and Florida had fewer people). In 1963, California became the most populous state in the United States by surpassing the New York state.

  • Declan says:

    The highest mountain in the USA is called Denali.This is the highest mountain in North America. It is very snowy and has five massive glaciers on its slopes, along with many icefalls. There are five major ridges that extend out from the summit and lots of rocky outcrops. Denali means the high one.

    • Miss Shaw says:

      Well done Dec, you have found lots of information about Mt. Denali. Did you know it used to be called Mount McKinley? Whereabouts in the USA is it located?

      • Declan says:

        No I didn’t know that it use to be called Mount McKinley.
        Mount McKinley or Denali is Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U.S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centrepiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.

  • Amelia says:

    5 facts about the USA

    America’s most popular team sport is American Football.
    Most tornadoes occur in America.
    Hawaii is one of the most recent states (joined in 1959)
    The city with the biggest population is New York of course, Los Angeles and Chicago.
    America has reached over 100 degrees!!

  • Mason says:

    Donald Trump is the 45th president of the united states. He was born June 14th , 1946in New York City. He first was famous for being a business man.

  • Ethan says:

    Florida is one of the most tornado states, with only Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma reporting more storms.

  • Dante says:

    Alaska is the biggest us state with an area of almost twice the size of Texas and is also the furthest state away from America and the other 49 states

  • Haris says:

    Here are some states in America: Utah,Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming. Did you know that USA is the third largest country in the whole world. In Utah there is the Great Salt Lake.

  • Oliver F says:

    On September 11,2001,19 sucicide bombers linked with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out the sucicide attacks against targets in the USA.Two planes were flown into the twin towers in New York City.A third plane hit the pentagon just outside of Washington DC and the fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania as a result of that

  • Oliver F says:

    As a result of that 2,753 people were killed in the sucicide bombing

  • Oliver F says:

    Elvis Presley is one of the best singer of all time some of his best songs are suspicious minds,Burning love,Cant help falling in love and Its now or never.His nickname was the rock and roll king or king.He was born on 8th January 1935.
    ,Tupelo,Mississippi and died on 16th August 1977 Graceland,Memphis,Tennessee he died by Myocardial Infarction.

  • Aidan says:

    Donald trump is the 45 th and current president of the united state of America.Before entering politics,he was a business man and a television personality.he was born in New York.I don’t like him because he put a wall in Mexico and doesn’t treat fair the South American.

  • Declan says:

    Did you know that the Empire state building has one hundred and two floors which is equivalent to three hundred and eighty one meters and to the very top of the point is four hundred and forty meters.

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