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Place the State

Found in: chart, graph, & map skills; games; technology tools

I use computer games in class. Our fourth grade social studies curriculum revolves around the history and geography of the U.S. Sheppard Software offers online games that allow students to practice locating states by clicking and dragging states onto a blank map. I also keep a vinyl placemat of the U.S. near the computer at the beginning of the year to help them learn the states. The more they play, the better they get at it. The computer keeps track of the length of time it takes to place all 50 states on the map and the margin of error of distance from correct placement. The kids just love to race each other to be the winner!



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