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Arkansas is Our State: Differentiating Between a State and a Country

For Teachers K
An ambitious geography lesson is geared toward kindergartners. They discover what the differences are between states and countries. They look at maps of Arkansas, and learn what the shapes and lines mean. Additionally, they create a...
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Worksheet
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Label the Southern States

For Students 4th - 7th
During your study of the United States, challenge your class to label the seventeen Southern states. Can they do it without the key? The answer sheet is included.
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Printables
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United States of Bingo

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Celebrate the 50 states through a game of bingo! This resource is made up for 10 different bingo cards and list of states to read off and would be great for review or practice.
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Printables
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Map of The USA Jigsaw Puzzle

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Encourage young learners to explore the United States with this printable map puzzle. A fun activity that engages children in learning US geography.
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Worksheet
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Third Grade Social Studies

For Students 3rd
In this social studies worksheet, 3rd graders complete multiple choice questions about laws, government, states, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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Worksheet
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Mystery State #32

For Students 5th - 7th
There is no better way to start a lesson, than with a good problem-solving activity. Give your class the chance to see if they can use each of the five clues to determine the name of mystery state number 32. Hint: It's the eastern most...
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Geography A to Z: The Letter J

For Students 6th - 8th
How many states, capitals, countries, and locations do your kids know that begin with the letter J? Hopefully they know seven of them, because that's the number of questions on the fun and fast worksheet. 
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Mystery State # 39

For Students 6th - 8th
Which state will be the answer to the five clues today? After considering each clue, learners will name the mystery state. If your class can determine which state was home to Chief Sitting Bull, they'll be able to answer South Dakota. 
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Lesson Plan
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Fifty States Field Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Students explore the 50 states in preparation for a special field day. On the actual field day, the oldest students in the school manage each of 50 physical activity stations. They share information about each state and introduce the...
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Worksheet
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Probability and the U.S. Map

For Students 6th - 7th
Learners solve and complete 20 different problems that include using a U.S. map and data table. First, they calculate the probability that they will select a state that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Then, everyone completes...
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Lesson Plan
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Run/Walk Across America

For Teachers K - 8th
Walk, jog, or run across America. Maps of individual states, visual progress, competition, and rewards, seem to be great motivational ideas. Make sure that the distances that each class has to walk or run are the same, because getting...
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Lesson Plan
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Let Me Tell You About My State

For Teachers 5th - 7th
State reports can be a lot of fun, especially when the learners get to choose the state they study. This research and writing-focused social studies lesson engages learners in collecting information, essay structure, research, and...
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Our States, My State

For Teachers K - 1st
Here is a very nice lesson on the shape of the United States, and the shapes of the individual states for your young geographers. They utilize worksheets embedded in the plan to color in a variety of states and to become familiar with...
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The Nifty Fifty- Facts and Figures

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore an assigned state. In this United States geography instructional activity, students identify facts and figures related to a particular state. Students use the Internet for research and create a PowerPoint presentation...
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Worksheet
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Mystery State # 28

For Students 6th - 8th
Using clues is a great way to increase deductive and logical reasoning skills. Boost thinking skills while quizzing kids about us geography. They use five clues to determine which state is in question. 
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Mystery State #15

For Students 5th - 7th
Do you know the name of the Badger State? Using five fantastic clues, your super sleuths will determine the name of mystery state number 15. A wonderful way to warm up the class!
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Worksheet
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Mystery State # 5

For Students 5th - 6th
Mystery state number five is none other than Utah! Quiz your kids on state knowledge while building deductive reasoning skills. They use each of the five clues to determine the name of the mystery state. A great warm up when studying...
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Mystery State # 24

For Students 4th - 6th
Prepare those brains for a rousing day of learning with a fun geography activity. Your pupils use five different clues to determine the name of mystery state number 24. Where do all those potatoes come from? Idaho!
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Geography A to Z: Letter O

For Students 6th - 8th
The world is full of places that start with the letter O. It's true! Your class can use what they know about geography to answer seven curious questions related to world locations that all begin with letter O. Like Ohio, Ottowa, and...
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Mystery State # 44

For Students 4th - 6th
Problem solving comes in all shapes and sizes. Here is a short problem-solving activity that requires learners to use five clues to determine the name of mystery state number 44. Do you know from which state Elvis hails?
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Mystery State #2

For Students 4th - 6th
Which is the mystery state for today? Using five super clues, your class will work to uncover which state is being described. They'll have no problem remembering facts about Nevada after this fun warm-up activity. 
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Mystery State #12

For Students 4th - 6th
What's better than learning about US geography? Having fun while your doing it! After reviewing each of the five given clues, learners attempt to name the mystery state. A great way to reinforce geography skills and deductive reasoning...
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Mystery State #43

For Students 4th - 6th
How much does your class know about the states in the union? Could they determine the name of a state from given clues? Here, pupils consider each of the five clues to name mystery state number 43. Note: There are two handouts on one...
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PPT
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Kentucky History

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Most students at some point in their schooling have to complete a state report. This presentation focuses on Kentucky. It could be used as an exploration of this state, or as a template for students' own state reports.