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David Sweargingen/Chris Lee, Glide High School, Glide, OR

FUN WITH PACIFIC NORTHWEST CITIES AND TOWNS

Appropriate for grades 9-12.

OVERVIEW:  I find that this activity is a relief from regular
assignments.

PURPOSE:  The major purpose is fun.  It also aids the students
with map work.

OBJECTIVES:  None, really.  It is just a change of pace.

ACTIVITIES:  Following is a list of the names I have made up for
cities and towns in Oregon.  A list like this can be made for any
state.

                NAMES OF TOWNS IN OREGON:  (KEY)

      1.  Happy Rock                Gladstone           

      2.  Cinder Plot               Ashland             

      3.  Stone Gone                Rockaway            

      4.  Coming-in award           Enterprise          

      5.  Fish Valley               Troutdale           

      6.  Silver Sand               Gold Beach          

      7.  Gangster Stream           Hood River          

      8.  Brand                     Burns               

      9.  Time Piece                Elgin               

     10.  Fourth of July            Independence        

     11.  Water Edge                Banks / Seaside     

     12.  Pie Maker                 Baker               

     13.  Timber Orchard            Forest Grove        

     14.  Beer                      Rainier             

     15.  Sugar House               Sweet Home          

     16.  Twist                     Bend / Zigzag       

     17.  Dual Agates               Twin Rocks          

     18.  Coil Patch                Springfield         

     19.  Acorn Edge                Oakridge            

     20.  Cabin Orchard             Cottage Grove       

RESOURCES/MATERIALS NEEDED:  A creative mind.

TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:  Some days nothing works in the classroom. 
It could be because of the first warm day, an important athletic
contest, the day before a vacation, or, sometimes for no apparent
reason.  I use activities such as this one to salvage something
out of these days.


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