Be sure to download the starter kit for the SSWC for free in my store! It is necessary to use this product to its full capacity.
This product is designed to complement, enhance, or enrich the lessons you are already teaching about the 50 states and U.S. geography. Each of the five centers included here can stand alone from each other, but should not stand alone as the only source of instruction or information about this topic. Before you allow students to work in these stations, be sure you have established the routines outlined in the starter kit.
Read about it: This text is leveled to be used with on-level 4th graders. Scaffolding and other supports may be necessary for lower readers or language learners.
Write about it: You can choose for students to answer this prompt in a journal or on a separate piece of paper. There is a larger version of the prompt as well as smaller versions which can be glued into notebooks.
Fab Vocab: Prep is required for this center. Print off copies of the crossword puzzle page for each student (or pair of students, as you decide).
Map Genius: Prep is required for this center. Each group needs a copy of the map provided. The states/abbreviations page can be used for multiple groups. I recommend laminating both sheets and having the students use dry erase markers for their relay.
Game Time: Prep is required for this center. Print/cut the cards from the “WILD about States” file included in your download. Printing on card stock is recommended. It is helpful if students have an understanding of how to play UNO™, but directions and card explanations are included.