Oak Place Names
Students will be able to:
- Identify local streets, towns and other places that are named after trees.
Time: 30 minutes
For each student:
For the class:
- Maps and/or the Internet to investigate place names
Distribute the Heritage Oaks worksheets. Tell students that many towns, cities and streets are named after oaks and that this is an indication of the importance of oaks in people’s lives. Use the internet, along with state or local maps, to locate place names that include the word “oak.” Introduce the two Spanish words for oak; “encino” (live oak) and “roble” (deciduous oak) to expand the list.
Challenge students to locate place names that include the names of other types of trees, e.g.: maple, pine, walnut.