Several years ago while driving from our home in Indiana to Oklahoma to visit family, my oldest couldn’t believe how far it was. Although we had driven this trip a couple of times, this time he paid attention to the states as we passed through and asked what the capitals were. Then he asked what the capital of Indiana was and I thought to myself, where have I gone wrong?
I was shocked. Shouldn’t he know the capital of our state? Why didn’t he know the capital? We had done geography work and even went through the states and their capitals.
Then I realized we had only done mapping of the states and their capitals. We didn’t really study and commit to memory anything more about the states.
I felt like a failure.
Our simple mapping curriculum, which my son loved, wasn’t doing the trick. That’s when I decided we needed a more in-depth study of the states, but still something fun. That’s when I started brainstorming. I had recently adopted the mentality of combining our studies whenever possible, so my mind was racing with ideas and ways I could bring my younger kids in to our study of the states.
I knew my younger children enjoyed coloring pages and I wanted to include even the little ones in our study. So, I created some coloring pages to get us started and shared some of those with you all last year in my 31 Days Across the USA series.
Yet, I needed something that would challenge and push my older child.
And Across the USA was born.
I have worked behind the scenes for over a year to bring this new resource to you and I couldn’t be more excited or thrilled with the outcome. This has been a labor of love for the past 15 months and I am just in love with it.
Included in Across the USA:
- Blank maps for identification
- Notebooking Pages
- Shadow Matching Cards
- Coloring Pages
- Poster Pages for each state
- Brief History for each state
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Learning the states, their capitals and historical facts about each one is important. However, my children found it boring and tedious. This 648-page book will make it easy and simple to cover each state for children ages PreK-6th grade.