This selection is an introduction to the fifty states. It begins with two graphic organizers to help the children brainstorm what they already know and what they learn while reading selections and completing map worksheets. The younger children will work on hats which may be saved to make a state book, if that is a preference. There are puzzles for the early childhood classes as well as sentence scrambles, coloring sheets and spinners. The introductory pages include:
a map showing where the Native Americans lived before the states were settled
a Christopher Columbus page
United States map
Time Zone map
The bald eagle
Uncle Sam puppet
The introduction is followed by six pages on the American flag including how to show respect to the flag. Song sheets for the "Star Spangled Banner" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" .
Additional sheets include:
vocabulary page for symbols, landforms and landmarks
American symbols sheets- an interactive page and a crossword puzzle
BINGO landmark game
The Great Lakes are introduced with a reading and comprehension sheet
Landmarks which are further discussed and samples shown in the preview.
The states are covered in the sequence they joined the union and are color coded following an included region map this is shown in the preview as well as any additional sheets for individual states. If you have any questions concerning this selection please do not hesitate to contact me. I am always happy to help.
Please check out my preview for further information on this product. I used DJInkers in many of the state pages. The clip art includes purchased photos which are included with each state Most of the pages were paginated to make this selection easier to use. Thank you for looking!