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Social Studies Activity

Students identify states and learn important information about each one by creating their own map game of the United States.



  1. Review with students the information about states available in an almanac. Some examples would be capital city, state symbols, nicknames, and largest cities. If the almanac contains a map of the United States, have students locate on the map a state you name then find its entry in the text.

  2. Divide the class into groups and distribute a blank copy of the map of the United States to each group. Explain the rules of the game as follows:


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