This last week was so crazy house hunting and everything that I’m still reviewing some of the products from the different Build Your Bundle Sale bundles. 50 States and Where to Find Them is one of them. Remember that the sale ends Monday at 11:59 pm. If you haven’t gotten your bundle yet it will disappear after that.
Kathy Jo DeVore at Barefoot Meandering has developed some great curriculum. This is what she has to say about the 50 States and Where to Find Them. “My primary intention behind writing 50 States and Where to Find Them was to teach my children all the states and capitals. This is accomplished by tackling the United States region by region. Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state. State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson pertaining to the region. Bonus lessons include topics such as heraldry, the Erie Canal, and the Underground Railroad.”
This last April our family took a vacation to Arizona. It was a lot of fun and I had some cute little road games for the girls to learn about places we stopped but it would have been so much better if I’d had a copy of 50 States. I love the idea of studying the states by regions. The workbook is a lot of fun also. The pictures are simple but very effective for the students to make the connections that need to be made.
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to get one to upload but I seem to be technologically challenged tonight! Each state section is filled with fun facts. I even learned something about Utah. The middle of the state is Levan or Navel spelled backwards. I also learned that my home state of California grows 300,000 tons of grapes a year. It’s one of the things I miss about living there, all the fresh fruits and vegetables.
None of the chapters go to much into depth and if you’ve used an intensive US geography curriculum before then this is not the one for you. It is a great way to introduce younger students to the states and is a good springboard for older students to begin a more in depth study of the states. You can buy a hardcopy of 50 States and Where to Find Them on Amazon for $35 that doesn’t include the workbook, or you can buy them on the Barefoot Meanderings site for $15 each so $30 total for the book and the workbook or you can purchase the Charlotte Mason Bundle at the Build Your Bundle sale for $49 and you will get both the ebook and the workbook version of this book, the Write from History book I reviewed yesterday and bunch of other products including $90 worth of Jim Hodges audio books. The sale ends in 24 hours and 15 minutes as of this posting. When it’s over all the savings will be gone.