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Posted by on Jun. 26, 2014 at 7:42 PM
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Ok so I want to have the kids do some studies on the states until we get this years curric in the mail. So is there any websites that you ladies can point me to that they would be able to read over and learn about the indiv states.. I want them to do about 2 or 3 states a week and get the basic facts and some interesting facts about each of the states... This is more of a keep them busy and doing something kind of thing until the curric arrives.. thanks in advance

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DyslexiaParent
by Member on Jun. 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

The National Geographic "Destinations" website (http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations) provides information about destination cities around the US.  IT wouldn't be a state study per se, but I thought I'd mention it in case it appeals to you. 

hwblyf
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2014 at 8:18 PM
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by Gold Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Each state has their own tourist website.  It often has a good bit of fun knowledge about the state... when it became a state, exports, imports, and bunches of historical sites listed.

Here's the eguide for Pennsylvania (on page 15 it starts a good section about Made in PA stuff)  

coala
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 1:49 PM

I have a book from when I was a kid....on the states.  We used that.  I had my children list the name of the state, capital, statehood (when it became a state), what their major export was, state flower, state bird, and 1 fun fact about the state.  They also had to draw a picture of something that represented that state.  For one of the states I had a child that drew me red soybeans.....I didn't even know they came in red.  I had one draw a cotton plant in bloom....that was really neat.

I also got free books on my kindle....on several states, not all of them and it was really helpful.

I hope you can find something to suit your needs

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by Bronze Member on Jun. 27, 2014 at 8:02 PM

http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

We did kind of what you were doing with DS back in....3rd grade? We used The States DVD set from The History Channel. This link may have clips from that for various states. I looked to see if Netflix has it, but they don't. Maybe Amazon Prime?


You may also want to consider using the "State Fact Sheet" on this (my) page:

http://homeschoolingisfun.com/resources/social-studies-resources/

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