Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

You can have students (randomly) pick a state and make a brochure about it. This kind of assignment can be adapted for various continents and countries too.

Do this as a center with cut and paste cubes (tuck the top in) - side one - illustration, side two - city/state/country, etc... - side 3 - Chicago, IL, USA... Do Chicago, IL, USA, NA, Northern Hemisphere, Earth

Fun Games for Learning the 50 States

Corkboard Connections: Games for Learning the 50 States - Learning the 50 states can be fun when students play games and interactive websites.

Continent Twister...Geography Learning with a Twist! What a great activity for the beginning of the school year! This has it all...cooperative learning, problem solving, map skills, even a rubric to assess it!

Free Passport to the World

KRISTIE!!! Here's a FREE passport that you can use when studying other countries and cultures. Have your students draw an arrival stamp when you start studying a country, then create a departure stamp when you've finished the unit to "leave" the country.

They picked their favorite book used a piece of cardstock folded to look like a book with a binding. They illustrated the cover, and wrote a brief summary on the back. Love their photos- would be great to put up in the hallway!

Bulletin board idea. Have kids print out pictures of what they think your subject is. I think this could work for any subject. Good first week of school project (with a last week of school follow-up).