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Curriculum
Label the United States
Grade: 3-12
Subject(s): Geography
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor
Materials
  • Tool Factory Word Processor
  • A map of the United States
    Overview
    Students practice identifying and labeling each state in the United States in Tool Factory Word Processor.
    Instructions
    1) Open Tool Factory Word Processor. Open the "Label the United States" worksheet. Have students save the worksheet as their own.
    2) Students should begin by labeling all the states they can identify without a may. To label, students can click anywhere on the page, and type the name, or the abbreviation, of the state. Then, they may change the size, font, and color of the label by clicking on the effects icon, making sure they select a color that will show up when the label is placed on the state. The size of the text may need to be adjusted to fit in each state.
    3) Students then click on the name of the state to highlight it, then drag it to the appropriate state. The text may be rotated to help it fit within the state's borders.
    4) Once students have identified and labeled as many of the states as they can on their own, have them use an atlas to complete the remainder of the states.
    5) Remind students to save their work.
    6) Check students' work using the "Label the United States Key" worksheet.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Label the United States
  • Label the United States Key
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Label the United States
  • Label the United States Key
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Geography Standard : The World In Spatial Terms: Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment.