Great cross-curricular activity! Students will use the kid-friendly US Census Bureau Website to find the populations of their state's bordering states and practice rounding them to the nearest million, hundred-thousand and ten-thousand. They can then put them in order from least to greatest, and list some interesting facts about each state. Your students will love this activity that connects social studies, place value, and technology!
Originally used in conjunction with Virginia SOL VS.2. Virginia has 5 bordering states, but this activity is adaptable for other states as well!