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Lesson 1: States and Capitals

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Geographic Regions of the United States - posted from ,

Great YouTube video explaining the topographical differences between different US regions, including a mnemonic that helps memorize the names of the regions. Corresponds nicely with Lession 1 Activity 3.


Geographic Regions of the United States - posted from ,

Great YouTube video explaining the topographical differences between different US regions, including a mnemonic that helps memorize the nam


- posted from Sonoma, CA


US Quarters - posted from Muskego, WI

From the US Mint site - shows all of the state quarters


Tour the States - posted from Newport, WA

Fun 4 minute song about the states and capitals


Animaniacs states and capitals song - posted from Kennewick, WA

A fun song of the states and capitals


States and Capitals - posted from Kirkland, WA

Geographical Regions Map


State quarters and more! - posted from Fairfax, VA

This is a great resource! It contains coloring pages each state's bird, flower, flag, and quarter.


State quarters and more! - posted from Fairfax, VA

This is a great resource! It contains coloring pages each state's bird, flower, flag, and quarter.


Play and Learn the 50 States - posted from Durham, NC

This site contains links to help children learn more about each state. Many links contain state information written specifically for students.


How the states got their shape - posted from carrollton, TX

A terrific History Channel series on the reasons why the shapes look the way they do. You can find episodes here : http://www.history.com/shows/how-the-states-got-their-shapes

A teaching guide here : http://www.history.com/images/media/pdf/HowTheStatesGuide.pdf

A place the state game : www.history.com/topics/states/interactives/place-the-state-game



UPDATE: These episodes are no longer available for free from the History Channel, but instead must be purchased from iTunes or Amazon.


Online geography games about the states - posted from carrollton, TX

Online geography games from Sheppard Software are a big hit with my kids


Link to Game - posted from Castro Valley, CA

Online game link


US State Landforms - posted from Castro Valley, CA

Link for map to activity 3


Stack the States... - posted from Vienna, VA

For those who have a Kindle or other such device (I think there is an iPad version too). Stack the States is a fun game that asks questions about capitals, state location, flags, and features of the states. My daughter (10) is really enjoying it. The Kindle version is only 99 cents.


Tour the States Song - posted from Carrollton, TX

My kids absolutely adore this song about the States and their capitals. Enjoy!