Most kids in the US have to learn where all the 50 states are at some point in elementary school. My daughter had to learn them for a test this week.
We tried apps for the iPad and Android to help her learn them. None of the ones we found were very helpful. So we went back to the old way… I printed out some blank maps and had her fill in as many states as she knew. She compared that to a map with the states already named on it. Then she filled in the ones she didn’t know on her blank map. After doing this several times… she finally learned the location of all the states.
Here’s a link to the best printable blank map of the 50 states that I found.
Feel free to share any resources you like for learning about the states, or about learning geography in general, in the comments below.
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