Overview - UNITED STATES SOFTWARE, GAME & WORKSHEETS
United States Game, Worksheets and Software Set engages students with interactive social studies and geography tools which combine learning state facts with knowing the location of all 50 states. The reproducible worksheets, interactive games, and software can be used separately or together.
Board Game Play
Students place their game pieces on their home state, roll the die, and move that many spaces (states) in any direction on the U.S. map. After landing on a state, a player identifies the state''s name. If the state is identified correctly, the player shades in that state on his or her U.S. map score sheet. In the eight other games that can be played, Players spin, get a number from 1 to 50, listen as the teacher reads the game prompt, and move to the corresponding state on the U.S. game board. Example prompt is, "Move to Texas & name its capital city." One point is earned for each correct answer.
Worksheet Activities Binder
A wide variety of worksheets is included so that students can demonstrate their understanding in many different ways. Students will fill in blanks using helpful word banks, match words and pictures to the correct state illustrations, write basic state facts on a U.S. map, complete crossword puzzles, and encounter many other fun state-related activities.
Game opens to an animation and song, and then the student chooses a unit from a menu. Several teacher options are available, depending on the level of the student and timing of game play, allowing for tutorials or two or three answer choices.
• Puzzle Play Student chooses a U.S. region from the map and arranges the puzzle-piece states in their correct spaces.
• Name It Student chooses from “State Names,” “State Capitals,” “Major Cities,” “State Landmarks,” and “State Abbreviations.” Then, he or she answers a question from the category.
• Travel the U.S. Student must travel through the states that will allow him or her to move from a starting state to a final destination, by clicking on adjoining states and correctly identifying the states “en route.”
• State Search Student selects a region and identifies the states in that region. When the state is identified correctly, its puzzle piece will show. The goal is to identify all fifty states of the U.S. and to complete the entire puzzle.
• Full-color United States Game Board
• Teacher's Guide with game prompt pages and reproducible study guides
• Spinner with numbers 1-50
• 6 Playing Pieces
• Game Die
• 200-Page Teacher's Binder with 8 Lessons
• 160 Reproducible Activities
• Multiple-Choice Assessments
One Mac/Win CD and a Teacher Instruction Guide.
Mac: OS 9/OS X/ (not Mac-Intel compatible)