ArtK12: Draw the USA

ArtK12: Draw the USA

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Item #: 064785
ISBN: 9781492278955
Grades: 3-8

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Geography is essential to a child's education. And basic to that study is a simple outline of states, countries and continents. In Draw the USA I have tried to give students an easy introduction to committing the map of the USA to memory. Through simple, step-by-step instructions, students learn to draw each state as it connects to its neighbors and, with a little practice, will be able to draw the country as a whole.

Category Description for ArtK12 Draw the World Series:

Kids hear and read names of places in connection to history, people, events, books, vacation plans - everywhere! But without an understanding of geography, all places only mean "somewhere." This series aims to help children commit maps of regions to memory. With simple, fun instructions, children start at one end of a region and work their way around until they can easily draw the whole region from memory. Pages have the featured state or country name at the top, tan backgrounds and a colorful border across the bottom featuring buildings, landmarks, animals, and vehicles representative of the region. The middle of each page holds the surrounding states/countries/features learned so far, bordered in black and labeled with their abbreviation (states) or name (countries, major bodies of water), and the one being learned bordered in red along with memorable instructions for drawing it. For example, Learn to Draw Africa begins with drawing the Red Sea: "At the top, right side of the paper (not too close to the edge), begin with the Red Sea. It's easy to draw; it looks like a slug oozing its way up toward the top of the page." From there you'll add countries moving westward and then south, one at a time, until you can draw the whole continent! Text is a handwritten font and outlines are simple sketches. Though an actual map is always a nice resource, these simplified shapes will be much easier for young students to draw than all those little nooks and bumps! To contrast this series with the Drawing Around the World series, this book's sole focus is being able to draw the region and uses simple shapes, while Drawing Around the World also includes state/country facts and information, review of state/country names, blank map labeling, and more exact borders. Drawing Around the World is a write-in series, while you will practice these books with your own paper. Books run approximately 65 pages, measure 8.5"x11", sc. - Steph

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Extra learning for Geography to make it fun
Robin B on Jun 6, 2023
We were thrilled with Draw Africa this past year in our homeschool. Can't wait to engage my younger kids with Draw the USA while we study American History.
Emily R on Jul 8, 2022
Extra learning for Geography to make it fun
Robin B on Jun 6, 2023
United States History and Geography Supplement
Dania M on Aug 8, 2022
We were thrilled with Draw Africa this past year in our homeschool. Can't wait to engage my younger kids with Draw the USA while we study American History.
Emily R on Jul 8, 2022
My daughter loved Draw the World. I'm sure we'll be just as happy with Draw the USA.
Amy M on May 10, 2021
We are studying the USA this year and I think my artsy daughter would like to do this in her free time.
Kristina C on Feb 3, 2021
We have the Draw the World book and will go through this one next. Being able to have a good visual representation in one's mind of the country is a very valuable asset in life.
Melissa P on Jan 22, 2021
Heather C on Sep 4, 2020
To help child draw USA for geography.
Ellen R on Aug 28, 2020
Going along with Phillip Campbell's Story of Civilization. I think this will be really fun to do with the kids!
Jacob H on Jul 28, 2020
We are in CC and studying US geography and history this year.
Joanna M on Jul 27, 2020
It goes with our Classical Conversations curriculum.
Jennee H on Jul 21, 2020
This is the best price I could find this for purchase.
Jeniver B on Jun 15, 2020
Rachelle B on Mar 25, 2020
Home school
Sunny G on Mar 18, 2020
We'll be using this for "map drills" and drawing practice.
Ashley G on Aug 18, 2019
I have heard awesome reviews on this Book!
Brooke S on Jul 13, 2019
We are studying the USA this year and my kids liked the looks of it.
Jennifer S on Jun 27, 2019
The books in this series are great! My 7 year old is drawing the world!
Jessica D on Apr 11, 2019
My kids loved Draw the World and are asking for more!
User on Feb 27, 2019
I purchased this book to help my daughter in Challenge A.
Jacqueline C on Nov 2, 2018
Excited to teach Geography in a new and fun way.
Breanne R on Jul 6, 2018
We hope to practice this over the summer. We've heard so many good things about this series.
Liz T on Apr 29, 2018
We used the Draw Europe book first and found it really helpful to put all those countries into our minds. We had fun practicing drawing the countries on our large glass windows with a white board marker and look forward to learning the 50 states in the same way! This seems to be an excellent series.
Cheryl R on Apr 24, 2018
It looks like a fun way to learn geography
Molly H on Jan 20, 2018
I heard it recommended on a Facebook group site and wanted to try it out.
Karen M on Jan 6, 2018
I saw the completed work from a child who has used this curriculum, and was impressed with the results.
Beverly S on Nov 27, 2017
We're learning to draw the US this year. So helpful.
User on Oct 28, 2017
We participate in Classical Conversations, and another parent in our group mentioned this series as helpful for learning/drawing geography.
Anne C on Oct 8, 2017
To have a way for them to practice both the states and drawing/ fine motor.
Kristy B on Sep 18, 2017
I have used a friends and it was a great resource!
Mandi W on Sep 16, 2017
Others in our CC Community recommend this.
Jennifer P on Sep 15, 2017
Great for learning to draw USA
Kim T on Sep 5, 2017
Looks fun and would I hope will appeal to my kids that like to draw.
Michelle A on Sep 2, 2017
To go along with Classical Conversations Cycle 3.
Tiffany B on Aug 22, 2017
Recommended by others
Sharon A on Aug 22, 2017
It is used along with our Classical Conversations curriculum
Kristen A on Aug 13, 2017
Lover of geography and heard this book was a wonderful tool for teaching young kids.
Shelby S on Jul 11, 2017
It was recommended by other homeschool parents as a resource for learning to draw the world by memory.
Kim P on Jun 26, 2017
My CC student (age 8) uses this for drawing her maps. We'll use this one for Foundations Cycle 3. Last year, she successfully used Draw Europe for Cycle 2.
Sarah M on May 2, 2017
I love the idea of learning geography through drawing.
Elizabeth K on Apr 17, 2017
My kids love this series... some just draw and others trace.
Sarah G on Apr 5, 2017
Liked the others in the series.
Amanda D on Mar 30, 2017
A friend recommended.
Sheila D on Mar 12, 2017
To use with Classical Conversations Cycle 3 in the fall
Corey R on Jan 31, 2017
Part of our ongoing study of geography - my daughter loves to draw and learns so much better through drawing.
Kerry L O on Nov 23, 2016
It was highly recommended by Sarah Mackenzie (Author of Teaching From Rest) on one of her podcasts. She did show and tell with the book,a and I recognized it would be a fantastic way to do a map study while we focus on learning the states and capitals this year.
Faith D on Sep 3, 2016
Great price and helpful for learning geography!
Crystal Y on Aug 17, 2016
United States History and Geography Supplement
Dania M on Aug 8, 2022
My daughter loved Draw the World. I'm sure we'll be just as happy with Draw the USA.
Amy M on May 10, 2021
Is Draw the USA a workbook or a reference that is reusable between kids?
Sarah V. on May 22, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you actually use the book as a guide. The kids use a separate piece of paper to follow along to draw their own map and learn the geography of that region.
Does this include drawing or learning the topography of the land and/or key cities or capitals?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a great book to help kids visualize each state, but it does not reference capitals or topography, other than significant lakes, bodies of water, and mountain ranges. The main purpose of this book is to help you draw the states in relation to the other states. We found it to be enormously useful, and it was easy enough to add in the capitals/features after the fact. Hope that helps!
Does the edition of Draw the USA sold by Rainbow Resource contain the state abbreviation errors that were present in the first edition?
A shopper on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure what edition we have. Ours has a 2015 copyright. I found one abbreviation error which I would classify as a typo. In one page of the text, the Arkansas page, the parethetical abbreviation was AK instead of AR. The map on the same page (and all subsequent pages) showed the correct AR abbreviation. In fact, all abbreviations on the map pages were correct. Frankly, this one error would be easy to correct and hardly detracts from this delightful and engaging geographical drawing lesson.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome step by step guide
February 1, 2023
5 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
My daughter enjoyed this book, but I found it rather expensive given that it took her about 40 minutes to make it all the way through
September 20, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun and effective!
My kids are always begging to do more as we go through this book. It is simple, but they learn a lot. Can't wait to move on to the other books as well.
August 1, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun learning
My children and this teacher really enjoyed this! We combined it with U.S. history and did it one time a week. We then used their own map to drill them on the states each week. Later, we added a few of our own geographical touches like mountain ranges, lakes and oceans. The finished product was wonderful and the kids were very proud of it.
May 27, 2020

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