Practice matching the 50 states and capitals divided into four regions with this fun matching game. States are divided into: West, Midwest, Northeast, and South Regions. A bonus poster of the states within each region and matching capital is included!
Sixteen sets of Dominoes are included to help scaffold students' memorization of the states and capitals. These sets use the four region model of the United States.
The four regions are: Western States, Midwest States, Northeast States, and Southern States.
For each region named, four different sets of dominoes are included:
- Match the state name to the state capital name
- Match the stste outline to the state name
- Match the state outline labeled with the state name to the capital name
- Match the state outline labeled with the capital name to the state name
These cards will hold up longest if printed on heavy duty paper such as construction paper or card stock. Lamination is optional, but could also extend longevity of each set you make. Sets store well in labeled sandwich baggies or library pockets. Be sure to label each set as there are seven versions. Another option to keep the sets separate is to print each set on a different color of paper.
Suggestions for Use
As an independent activity - Each student gets a set to practice.
As a center - Copy as many sets as would be needed for your group sizes, provide guidance on how to play the game and use as a center activity
As a game - Works best with pairs, but can accommodate 3 students. Students take turns starting with the start domino, each placing the domino he/she thinks goes next. Once the students agree they have found a sequence that works, they record answers on the answer sheet. Game instructions have been provided for distribution.
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