Pinpoint a City

Social Studies

Children will practice locating the home cities of sports teams on a simple state or national map.

What You Need

What to Do

  1. Take a quick survey in your class about favorite state or national sports teams. Children may have ideas about favorite teams from listening to their families or watching teams play on TV. Write the results on the chalkboard and choose some of these teams' names to prepare sports banners.
  2. Using colored construction paper, make small banners of national or state sports teams (baseball, football, soccer, basketball, or a mix).
  3. Write the name of the team and its location (town or state) on each banner. Use wooden craft sticks or toothpicks to hold the banners.
  4. Help children match (and tape) each sports banner to its appropriate location on a large state map or a wall or floor map of the United States.

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