This is made to be an interactive quick reference sheet for students to continuously add to throughout the year. It makes a great reference sheet to keep in a binder or social studies notebook. The state names are listed in a chart in alphabetical order on two sheets. (This is great for use with the popular YouTube Songs where the states are sung alphabetically.) As you study different parts of history you can add a direction for the students to distinguish among the states. Some of the starter directions include "outline all the states that border an ocean of gulf in blue", and "shade the states that permitted slavery in light blue", or "star the original 13 colonies". This is editable so you can delete the directions given, change them, and add your own. I like to add to it as we study throughout the year so the whole first page is open to directions.