This activity follows Virginia Standards of Learning Objective 9c for United States History to 1865. The activity uses a map of the United States at the beginning of the Civil War and students must identify all 35 Union, Border, and Confederate States while also creating a map key and coloring each of the states and territories accordingly. Copy the state sort on the back and use it as a repetition activity in which students have three trials to identify all of the 35 states as Union, Border, or Confederate. Use it as an independent review or turn it into a race! There is no answer key included, but teachers can use the information provided in objective 9c to create a key.