Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Interactive map helps Arizona student learn states
We began by printing and tracing a large outline of North America and painting a base on the board. I believe we had to blow up the image and then print it off on several pieces of paper and then patch it back together. The next day we decoupaged the mountain ranges and painted the oceans and land details. The day after that we filled in the state lines and the following two or three days the state labels themselves. I allowed labeling to stretch out over a few days for better memory retention. Once we had all the states and major attractions labeled, I had my student make fun embellishments like Northern Lights made of glitter and stars and volcano's made of fire. We added cotton balls to the 'Smoky Mountains.'
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