Get ready for a fun and exciting way to learn about the United States Capital Cities! Learn all 50 state capitals (plus Washington, D.C.) using hand motions, learning one for each capital. Each hand motion features a characteristic that makes that city unique or distinctive. You will begin your motion adventure in Augusta, Maine and conclude your journey in Juneau, Alaska, learning all fifty-one cities regionally from east to west. Along the way, there are interesting facts to learn about each capital. Students are active participants, using three of the five senses. The motions are a memory trigger for interesting facts. It it similar to a mnemonic device and great for kinesthetic learners. It can be used at the beginning or end of class as a warm up or closing activity, used individually by a student, or incorporated into a curriculum unit. Put all the motions together and have a contest to see how fast students can perform all the hand motions in order. Use it to quiz students about interesting facts. The hand motions are a combination of creativity, American Sign Language, and American Indian Sign Language. It's unique, repetitive, systematic and fun! 57 slides total.
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