As a fifth grade teacher, I believe it is very important for American children to learn the 50 U.S. states, capitals, and abbreviations. I have spent 6 years developing and perfecting this simple, yet effective, 6-7 week states and capitals unit.
It has been created so that each region takes one week to learn and discuss. Each week students spend time labeling and coloring the region's map, filling out a regional chart, doing a word scramble with the states, matching the states with their shapes, and completing a reading comprehension text about some or all of the states in that region. Students do one page each day of the week with a weekly test on Friday. A "Grand Master" test is given at the end of the entire unit on all states' locations, capitals, and abbreviations.
This packet is easy, easy, EASY to use because everything you need is there...including a suggested lesson plan, maps, charts, flashcards, informational text, matching, word scramble, study ideas, regional tests, final test, and answer keys...all you have to do it print it out! If you would like to alter some of the information or assignments, I have also included the original files so you can easily do that.
The thumbnail images give an example of one week's worth of assignments including the easy-to-grade test.
I like for people to know what they are getting, so the preview is the FULL version of the unit.
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