We are tackling the fifty states once more but in a different way. Miss J wants to find out some specific things about the states so we are being quite direct in this study. Since we have a done a couple of state studies in the past, she doesn’t want to focus on the same things.
So, learning goals specifically are:
- all 50 state names (done)
- all 50 state abbreviations (done)
- locate all 50 states on a blank map (done)
- state birds, flowers, trees (done)
- state nicknames
- state capitals
- state landmarks
- state flags
- important historical locations
- important people
We will be utilizing the following resources:
National Geographic’s Our Fifty States
The Glorious American Songbook compiled by Cooper Edens
From Sea To Shining Sea compiled by Amy L Cohn
National Geographic’s website on states https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/geography/states
a website focused on the states 50states.com
I created a page for each state that she will fill in that includes a spot for each of the learning objectives she is working on and put it in a paper folder with 3 prongs to keep everything together.
The plan is to work on one state each day and then have one day where she explores the states ont he websites. She is also playing on her Stack the States app daily for a few minutes. She does this outside of school times because she thinks it is such fun. (BTW – best free app ever! So glad we were able to get it when it was free several years ago but it would totally be worth the purchase.)
Lori, At Home.