United States Resources
|Fifty States Under God; Dean, Joy
|Covers states in order of statehood. Basic facts, including historical, geographical, & economic, are presented w/ activities such as affixing copies of state flag, seal, animal, etc. (included) to workbook pages. Can be self directed.
|North American Atlas for teens; AAA
|Includes excellent map, & good supplemental information, color photographs, & timeline. A tad dated in population numbers, etc.
|WalMart placemat map of USA
|I found them at 99 cents each. It never ceases to amaze me just how much kids can learn from a placemat!
|The States; History Channel
|10 part series. Each episode covers 5 states. Often plays on the History Channel. Mostly OK, but some revisionist history.
|How the States Got Their Shapes; History Channel
|Tells the story of why geographic boundaries are where they are.
|Use banner paper or poster board cut in 2 the long way. This is also a good place to place important historic occurrences so they can be seen in context.
|Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?; Broderbund Software
|Fun and educational
|History Channel's Place the State Game
|3 levels of play, place the state in its correct location. The beginner level is pretty good. Levels beyond that seem a bit too complex to be useful.