Nifty-Fifty State and Capital Flashcards
Learn interesting facts about every state. The front of one card depicts where the state is located within the United States. The back shows important information about each state. The other card has an unlabeled map of the state on one side and a labeled map on the opposite. This resource is used as support material with the Abeka history curriculum in grades 4-8. Includes 100 cards (2 cards for each state).
Want to learn more about America? You and your child will enjoy using these bright cards to learn about the fifty nifty states—their capital cities, state flower, bird, and tree along with geographic highlights. There are two 9" x 12" cards for each state. The front of one card shows the state’s location on a map of the United States. The reverse gives the information about the state. The other card is a map of the state, labeled on one side and unlabeled on the other. Though specifically incorporated in the history and geography lesson plans for grades 6 and 8, the 100 cards can also be used in conjunction with United States history for grade 4. Gr. 4–8.
* Teaching the geography of the states
* Illustrating history lessons in the text
* Rapid review
* Games given within the lesson plans
History is important. As children learn about past events and how such things relate to current issues, it helps them to understand societies and become better citizens. Abeka’s history courses present history from a biblical perspective with a conservative, patriotic view. As students study our country, the world, as well as forms of government and citizenship, they develop a deeper understanding of history and learn about heroes showing bravery, courage, and diligence. Geography is also interwoven into the lessons, so students can make connections to the history they are studying (some grade levels have a separate workbook and answer key for map activities).
Taking a traditional approach, softcover Student Textbooks are in full color and written in an understandable format for each age group. Tests and quizzes are available to provide assessments. Grades 1-4 pivot toward the study of America and geography, giving students a solid foundation of American history and the great people who have helped shape our country in a positive manner. Grades 5-8 go into more detail about both world and American history along with geography, as students learn about the Eastern Hemisphere in grade 5 and the Western Hemisphere in grade 6. Grade 7 is an overview of world history and grade 8 is a United States history course. High school courses cover geography, world history, US history, American government, and economics.
There are several components to aid in the teaching of these courses. Teacher Editions have reduced-sized student pages, along with comprehension or discussion questions and detailed information on teaching the lesson. Curriculum Lesson Plans are (lesson plan) guides for the teacher and include enrichment activities. Answer Keys to the student textbook provide answers to Section and Chapter Review questions. Several resources are also available for grades 4-8 as support materials: My State Notebook (grade 4), Nation Notebook (grades 4-6), Nifty-Fifty Flashcards (grades 4-8), and Eastern (grades 5-8) and Western (grades 6-8) Hemisphere Map Skill Cards. Novels and biographies are suggested as additional reading material in certain grade levels. Abeka provides a solid, grade leveled study of history that incorporates a biblical view with a focus on American patriotism. Students will see God’s hand in history and benefit from learning about past events so they can impact the future in a useful way.