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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fun Way to Memorize States And Capitals

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge,
And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15
I am grateful for the privilege of educating our children at home We take the classical approach and attempt to make the acquisition of knowledge a pleasant experience. We hope to develop a lifetime love of learning through study and life experiences.

I have mentioned that we use the Classical Conversations curriculum as an elemental portion of our homeschooling. I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate everything about this curriculum. The best part is our community. The children attend "school" one day a week and do awesome science experiments, unique art projects, study  math, geography, Latin, English grammar, history, fine arts, and give presentations to practice their public speaking skills. Classical Conversations is broken up into three yearly cycles. We are in Cycle 3 this year which focuses on American History. For geography we learn our states, capitals, landmarks and rivers and lakes.

For a fun geography activity we have a large puzzle map of the United States that the children enjoy putting together. We have also purchased the flashcards which have information about each state. Last year we chose a state per week to learn about using the flashcards and learned each state's flower, state bird and capital. Our favorite way to practice our states and capitals is the song below. Because of this fun song I am excited to say I have finally memorized my states and capitals as well! We love the catchy tune and it is so cute to see the kiddos dancing and singing along. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you have any other fun ideas for memorizing states and capitals :)

Grace and Peace,
Adoring Family

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