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This activity introduces students to a Microsoft Office product that they may never have had experience with. They will follow steps that are outlined in a document to create a 25-space Bingo Board that can then be used for United States Capitals Bingo.
Through a series of carefully outlined steps, students will work with the program Microsoft Excel, and will end up with a product that they can be proud of, and at the same time will have gained some experience with the Excel program.
After students have created and printed their US Capitals Bingo Board, they will then use this board for the traditional style bingo game. Before playing, students should fill in the blank spaces with either capital names or state names. Then, as the teacher randomly chooses capital cities or state names, the students should use bingo markers (some have been provided in this file if needed/desired) to cover the correct space on their bingo board.
This can be done as a whole class, or students can team up and play with each other as a US Capitals practice session. If the students want to play more than one game, they can then trade bingo boards so that they are being exposed to different capitals and states.