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~United States Geography~

We studied US Geography as a family in the 2003/2004 school year.  It was a rewarding experience as we learned about so many interesting places.  We hope to be able to visit many of those places someday.  To share what we had learned, we took part in an Around the World Tour (Geography Fair) with other homeschoolers in May 2004.  It was an enjoyable experience.

(Part of our display at the Around the World Tour.)

We have chosen to include US Geography as a part of Grade 5 & Grade 8 Social Studies.  Of course it can be studied at any time one of our children shows an interest as well.  It is one of my goals, as an adult scholar, to create a notebook on all 50 states.  Studying US Geography as a family sparked my interest to learn more.  I will be starting with Delaware, as it was the first state.

~Our Favourite Books~
(for US Geography)

The Look-It-Up Book of the 50 States
by Bill Gutman

The Big Book of America:
A Young Person's Guide to The United States of America
by Roger Hicks

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the United States
by Judy Bock and Rachel Kranz

America the Beautiful, Second Series
Children's Press (53 Volumes)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides
(USA, New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Hawaii, New England, California and many others)

~Online Resources~

US Geography Links
The Fifty States
United States Geography
Enchanted Learning US States

Individual State Links

Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

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