50 States and Where to Find Them

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My primary intention behind writing 50 States and Where to Find Them was to teach my children all the states and capitals. This is accomplished by tackling the United States region by region. Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state. State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson pertaining to the region. Bonus lessons include topics such as heraldry, the Erie Canal, and the Underground Railroad.

Because I believe that literature makes all subjects better, reading suggestions are also included. Four of Holling C. Holling's classic books travel each region with us, deepening our studies. F. N. Monjo's The Drinking Gourd describes traveling cross country by watching the stars, and also provides an important lesson on civil disobedience.

This program is best for 3rd through 6th grades as children at these ages are both able to do the mapping exercises and often still enjoy coloring. However, younger children will enjoy the coloring pages, and older children can use the mapping exercises to learn the states and capitals.

The PDF workbook is only available through Lulu.com. The main book is available both as a PDF through Lulu.com and as a print version through Amazon.com.

 

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